Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Finally I have a Diagnosis!

Today was an interesting day as I finally got a definite answer about my tiredness. I have been feeling off for many years and now I know for certain.
I met a specialist who asked me a varied mix of questions covering symptoms and situations as well as lifestyle.

I got the news that I have CFS – chronic fatigue syndrome.

My symptoms cover: poor sleep, aches, poor memory and concentration, stomach pains, racing heart and that’s all on a good day, Ha!

It’s nice to know I’m not crazy in thinking something is wrong when all the tests proved good. She explained it as all organs are working, just not together.

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Boom and Bust!

In feeling the way we do she explained that we are starving the body of exercise in order to keep energy for later. The problem there is we cant then get going later. I had this feeling of constantly running on 30% battery and so to save it for emergency seemed the right thing to do.

Next comes the confusing activity of keeping moving when I get tired. There’s a challenge!

Later I will get a session with someone to help sync and create routine. This is not a quick fix and can take a long time to get right, it at all.

Reference for CFS sufferers:

She was really nice and in fact she has a website along with a pdf explaining what CFS and ME are.So if anyone you know has this also then tell them about her as she has many years experience on this.


Be in Control!

I heard this the other day from a motivational video I watched.

“If your mind created the problem, then your mind can fix the problem.”


Flour Free Only Please

At what point do I state I don’t eat flour?

When or even why should it become common knowledge that there’s a situation?

I have seen first hand of a vegetarian who lived in a primarily meat driven society. He had problems in restaurants and with sharing foods as he could only have veggie only meals. I felt his pain.

Do I shut up or live like him?


A Strange Kind of Sympathy

I have also seen some people giving me sympathy about my lifestyle but in theory it was me that had sympathy for their poor eating. They looked at me as though I was an invalid, but compared to my health their health was worse.


Should I try to convince others to live like me? How or what could I say to them? And when does advice start to become preaching?

It’s a tough call but I always see this time as my better time.


Backpacked Australian Journey – Book Readings 1 and 2

I hope you have found my free book on Amazon. If not then you only have a few more days before the price changes.

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I decided to do something different and create a video book reading. I have never done this before and not the best person to jump in front of a camera, but it was enjoyable to say the least.

I have released 2 videos initially. There will be more over the next few days. Each is only 10 minutes so not too much.


Backpacked Australian Journey – Book Readings 1 and 2





My Australian Travel Book Is Now Free on Amazon for This Week

Hi faithful readers

I have a special announcement about my first novel/adventure book.

If you pick up a copy, may I ask for 5 star review please. I am a newish writer and I need help in getting known.

My Story

It took place in 2002 and centered around my lifelong mission to go Down Under. I stayed there for a year including a month in New Zealand. It was a dream come true and I wish I was back there now. It was truly life changing.


Special Times

It also included meeting a special person who later became my wife and mother of my 2 boys.

Thank you and enjoy!






​Goals Are Not Enough

Thinking of the future events is simply not enough as we need to put it all into action.
you cannot expect it will happen because you just thought about it.

The problem then falls and so do you. This is then the time that your goal fails. So first give yourself guidelines to producing.

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How much time is needed?

  • What will you do today?
  • What will you do for next week?
  • What will you do for the next year?
  • But more importantly, where will you be in 5 years?
  • And also where will you be in 10 years?

You need to work out what is needed and not just the end prize. 


Live for the Moment! Don’t Wait for Tomorrow

For two long painstaking months I had not wrote anything and I could not even if I wanted. 

The time taught me that to make something I had to be immersed into it but I was not. 


​Practice What you Preach!

Sometimes we just don’t follow our own words.


Bring on the Passion

I had come to believe in a saying that for a while I did not practice and that was to live and breathe in what you love.

Now it all seems so clear that to achieve my goals of writing more ESL books I need to live in that world completely. But not just that, I would also need to not expect anything to be easy because I wrote 3 books so far.

Be the Newbie

My hard learned lesson to share with you all is to do something and see it for the first time otherwise prejudice will affect the outcome.

Look at each thing you do and live the moment. Look at something with fresh eyes and no with no expectations otherwise self inflicted thoughts may hurt you.



Go Back to What You Know Best and Don’t Give Up!

I seemed to have a block in writing for about 3 months and I needed to take action
Occasionally, we may head in a direction which is not where we should be. The problem then becomes how to get back on track. And the short answer to that is to replicate what came before.

Look back to when there was happiness and see why so
We need to know when to stop doing something, but most times we don’t. We keep going aimlessly hoping it will get better, but sad to say it just gets worse.

Look to within to create your world that is without
Looking back on what came before is not an excuse of sticking to the past, but to see and embrace what makes you most happiest.

I have not written on this blog for a while and all the time I didn’t I knew it was sitting dormant. But as I said I looked back at those times when I wrote before and how I felt then and now I have a new source of inspiration.

If a journey you take seems lost then return to a previous point of clarity and try again.