What It Means to Be Clinically Vulnerable in a World of Covid

From the darkness of the pandemic, the world is reawakening.  Previously empty streets buzz with life.  Friends and families are reunited, and people once again travel the world.  It’s like seeing spring burst into unimagined life after the harshest of winters.  Almost two years have passed since I published Life in Lockdown: What Matters When … More What It Means to Be Clinically Vulnerable in a World of Covid

The Truth (and Myths) About Positivity and Determination

Can illness and disability be overcome through the power of positive thinking?  One could be forgiven for thinking so.  In newspaper and magazine articles, social media posts and television programmes, a powerful message is constantly delivered: physical impairment need not be a barrier to dreams.  You can be whatever you want to be.  A familiar … More The Truth (and Myths) About Positivity and Determination

Emily, My Inspiration

Seven years ago today, my first article in The Daily Telegraph was published. It told of the suffering and death of my dear friend Emily Collingridge. Emily had been passionate about raising awareness of ME, and I couldn’t bear the thought of her death passing unnoticed by the wider world. I wrote a piece about … More Emily, My Inspiration