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When it’s time to stop the endless search for a cure

I’ve given up. Well, given up trying to find the ‘cure’. It occurred to me last night, before bed, that perhaps I was burning myself out trying everything under the sun to help myself. I had planned to get a hot stone massage or two, book another few floatation sessions, another few sauna appointments, and…
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How (and why) to start a daily yoga practice

Twelve years ago, I never thought I’d be where I am today. I was tired ALL THE TIME. Despite the fatigue, I couldn’t sleep through the night. During the day, my brain felt like mush. I was at University, studying two subjects that I love (classics and psychology), but I couldn’t pay attention in class.…
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Where to Find Legit Work From Home Jobs

The online freelancing movement is a rewarding global phenomenon that lets you trounce physical or geographical limitations and build a wildly successful career. The gig economy opens a whole new world of work from home opportunities from across the globe. That makes freelancing perfect for people looking to travel the world or suffering from a…
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Amritapuri Ashram

I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking a sea of palm trees and a wide, winding canal at the amritapuri ashram. I’m second in a row of chairs outside the doctor’s office. There’s a middle-aged American lady on my left telling us she’s been feeling exhausted lately and wants to know what’s wrong. To my right…
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5 Calming Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep

You don’t have to suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia to be concerned about the quality of your sleep. Many of us struggle to fall asleep on a fairly regular basis or suffer from disturbed sleep because of our hyperactive lifestyles. We’re constantly bombarded with information and exposed to digital screens through much of our…
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What I learnt from mindfulness in 2019

Happy New Year! I can't wait to share what I learnt from mindfulness in 2019 It feels like just a few months ago that I was sitting on a deserted beach in Ecuador writing this post for 2018, yet here we are again! 2019 has been a transformational year for me in many ways, and…
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The problem with the “magic bullet” cure

You and I both know there’s no magic pill for chronic pain or chronic fatigue. Yet, even when we’re ready to try complementary or alternative therapies, it can be hard to move away from how we expect medication to work.  When I got strep throat as a kid, I went to the doctor, got an…
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Last-minute Chronic Illness Holiday Gift Guide (2019 update)

Some people throw up their Christmas lights and start listening to holiday playlists as soon as Halloween is over. Others…barely remember the holidays are coming just a week before. When you only have a few days left and still haven’t found the perfect gift for your loved one with a chronic illness, look no further…
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Track your way to better health – symptom tracker for chronic illness

How long have you been trying to get well? How many medications, diets, and life hacks have you tried without much success?  How many hours have you spent going to different doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and more?  And now the final question, how can you possibly keep track of all this?  I’ve been there. I tried…
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