Drinking Water 101

How dumb is it to write a post about drinking water? At a first glance you’re going to think I’m a bit of an idiot, but by the end, you may understand the H2O a little better. I read so much information and misinformation about the humble glass or bottle of water that I wanted […]

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An open letter to Mackenzie & Gwyneth

Every now and again, I’ll read something on the internet that really pisses me off and I just have to say something. Today is one of those days. This week, Gwyneth Paltrow announced the “conscious uncoupling” from her husband. I know, wanky phrase right? But still, she’s leaving her husband and her children are now […]

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A day of two extremes

Yesterday was one of the best days & one of the worst days I’ve had in a long time all wrapped in to one. Let’s start with the bad first so we finish on a high shall we? Yesterday was day 3 of me exposing myself to all kinds of things I don’t usually expose […]

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Joel for the Soul

In the mid 80’s, after attending ‘band camp’, I was lucky enough to be in a band while I was in school, and a really cool one with a saxophone (whatever happened to the sax in rock bands? seriously!). Our play list ranged from jazz tunes through to 50’s rock and all the way through […]

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The 2pm nanna nap explained

I’m coming up to my 20 year CFS anniversary, and while I have proudly kicked most of it in the butt, I do have times where I still feel fatigue and have to watch what I do, eat, drink, say, watch, read (etc. you get the idea – EVERYTHING). Today, I got some information that […]

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A simple chicken broth

Both life & my diet have been a little out of sorts over the past 2-3 weeks, and my body has this way of telling me to calm things back down and give myself some soothing nourishment. After waking this morning, overheated & panicked, I decided to dial it back a few notches until I […]

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A Hot Cup of Crazy

In a week that shares my 44th birthday and the tragic suicide of a celebrity who suffered from depression, I feel the need to share my own struggles this week in my own ‘in your face, brash & quirky’ fashion, as I always do. Batshit Crazy is a term I have called myself on many […]

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Fruit or powder

[warning – rant in progress] This evening, while wandering the halls of my local Westfield shopping centre, I saw a desk set up inside Lorna Jane with fresh produce on it. Curious, I walked in to have a look, half expecting a taste test.  Instead, what I found was really disappointing (but be proud of […]

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Learning to swim

Being chronically ill for almost 20 years does something to you. I’m working on undoing it. One of those things is my relationship with exercise, and today, I tackled swimming. As a child, I was never a good swimmer. Ever. I have never been a physically strong person. I am now going to find out […]

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Bah Humbug – aka The War On Christmas

If you know me,  you’ll know I loathe Christmas. It wasn’t always this way. As a child, I used to love to help my mother wrap all the Christmas presents. It was actually more fun than opening them for me. These days, I’m a childless Athiest who can’t have children. There is no joy here […]

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