Category Archives: Personal

Nice to get away

We just got back from the country for a little R&R away from the urban jungle. We went to the Laurentians, just an hour’s drive from Montreal. The Laurentians region, or Les Laurentides in French, is famous for its gentle rolling mountains, … Continue reading

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What’s it like to live with ME/CFS?

Has anyone ever asked you what it’s like to live with ME/CFS? Most people think you’re just ‘tired’ or ‘anxious’. Just like the HR person in charge of disability claims at my workplace said to me, “I don’t want you … Continue reading

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Curveballs

Life sure throws us curveballs sometimes. I was feeling reasonably well this holiday season. I had very few symptoms and a pretty good energy level, perhaps 70 to 80%.  I even decided to go on a family vacation to Cuba … Continue reading

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Bring on 2012!

When New Year’s Day comes around each year we celebrate with parties and even fireworks. We raise up our glass and toast the future, forgetting all the grimness of the past year. The New Year brings with it new aspirations for everyone. We are … Continue reading

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My Virtual Arsenal

This morning I was reading Laurel’s  latest blogpost and I was reminded about what I appreciate in my own life, my own ‘candles’, as she puts it. Whether or not we are ill, we all have difficult moments and setbacks in … Continue reading

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Back to school, back to work…

I went back to work after a seven-month hiatus. It would have been fun to tell people that the reason for my disappearance was that I went sailing around the world. I wish it were true. I spent the last seven … Continue reading

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Countering a Relapse: How NLP Techniques Helped Me

Over the past 8 months or so I have relapsed every 6-8 weeks. I didn’t understand why and worried it meant that my illness was progressing – and getting much worse. In January of this year I realized I was … Continue reading

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