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ME/CFS And Perfectionism

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores perfectionism and strategies for dealing with perfectionism if you have ME/CFS and this trait. Note: I am not suggesting that all people with ME/CFS have this trait. I don’t believe that to be … Continue reading

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The Power Of Anchors: Changing Unhelpful Responses

Recently, I bought a ready made salad with a dressing. As I ate it, I spontaneously started thinking about my time working on a summer camp, back in the 80s. I was curious to know where that thought came from, … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: 6 Steps To Beating Binge & Bust

Maslow’s hierarchy proposes the theory that people are motivated to meet their needs in order to thrive, from basic needs; physiological needs, to higher needs; such as self esteem, self-actualization and self-transcendence (a term he added some years after the initial model … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: 5 Steps For Saying No

In Danny Wallace’s book, Yes Man (a very funny, daft and uplifting book), the author meets a man on a bus who tells him to say yes more, in response to hearing Danny say he has got stuck in a … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: Are You A Helper?

A trait often present in people with ME/CFS is that of the helper. This is the person who is keen to help others. It can be a good trait. However it can also become an unhelpful one, that is detrimental … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Becoming Solution Focussed

In this post, Coach and Trainer  Simon Pimenta explores the topic of  how we can shift from over-focussing on problems to being solution focussed. Some people tend to focus on and dwell on a problem, whilst others, having identified a problem, very quickly start to … Continue reading

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Is Stress Affecting Your ME/CFS?

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores the topic of: 1. What stress is 2. A simple strategy for assessing how much stress you might be experiencing 3. How you can identify strategies to reduce stress, that may result … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: Why Aren’t The Supplements Working?

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores why supplements might not have a noticeable effect on health and wellbeing for ME/CFS sufferers. Someone asked me “Why do some people get better just by taking supplements, but others don’t?” This … Continue reading

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ME/CFS & Supplements

Supplements People with ME/CFS will often consider what supplements might help the condition. There is no end to how many supplements you could take and how much money you could spend. The following is designed to act as a starting point, rather … Continue reading

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ME/CFS & ADRENAL FATIGUE

In this short series of posts ‘ME/CFS Simple Strategies’ trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores strategies for people with ME/CFS. ME/CFS & Diet Please re-read the caveats in the first article. As stated in the first … Continue reading

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