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M.E. Support Ambassador Rochelle Hanslow uses this platform to share personal insights, along with highlighting news and events. Guests are invited to write for this blog; please Contact Rochelle if you would like to be considered for a post. These medium-length blog posts are published regularly throughout the year. Please follow the M.E. Support Facebook Page for blog updates or to comment on her latest post.


Friday 26 February 2021

I have always been a very creative person and when I was diagnosed I felt like that too was going to be taken away from me. I couldn’t work as well with my fingers and hands so crochet, knitting and cross-stitch were very difficult for me and the love I had for painting and drawing diminished because I just felt like I couldn’t give it the same energy any more. I have realised over the years though, that writing and photography are where my creativity now sits best and they also appeal to the sentimental side of my personality.

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Friday 29 January 2021

The first month of 2021 has almost come and gone, and for some of us, it’s been a case of just getting through each day. Some of us have set big goals from the start and most of us are feeling pretty sluggish and overwhelmed. We all have our own ideas of what will make us feel better in these times, our own versions of self-care to build up some resilience. For me, self-care is making sure I take time to love myself and do things that I love, that speak to my soul, taking care of mind and body as best as I can and in the way I feel is right for me. January has always been synonymous with change for many and one change that is now becoming more popular is “Veganuary” – trying to change your lifestyle and see what veganism can offer you for the month of January.

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