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Dear Friend,

I’m sorry I’ve not written in a while. I’ve been busy trying to survive with fibromyalgia (you know, eat, sleep, work, repeat).

How have you been?

As the seasons change, as usual, my body is having difficulty adjusting and my exhaustion levels are risen considerably. But of course, life doesn’t stop just because I’m having a bit of a time trying to manage fibromyalgia. Add mood to the mix, and well, you know how it goes. This time of year tends to be a challenge too for many people like myself living with depression.

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The view from my room in Aabenraa

On a good note, I took a much needed holiday and went to pristine Aabenraa in the south of Denmark to see my friend and sister Jaqs, her new lovely baby and family. It is a beautiful town steeped in history, with warm people.

I stayed near the gorgeous coast, walked through quaint, cobble-stoned streets, went on an outdoor, historic segway tour of the battleground of the 1864 Danish-German war (it was incredible and I didn’t think I could do it at first), ate lots of cake (Jaqs insisted) as in the south Jutland the historic war-time custom demands that several types of cakes be had with coffee.

I saw beautiful tree carvings, and the Hollow Willows that Hans Christian Andersen wrote of in The Tinderbox. I even went in an outdoor spa in the chilly autumn weather (influenced by Jaqs again).img_0837

I was privileged to stay in an incredible hotel, Naturperlen which boasts unbelievably accessible and out-of-this-world facilities designed especially for people with disabilities. Overall, it was nice to take a few days to breathe, reflect and just be, which we all need, particularly those of us living with chronic conditions.

That was my brief time in the Southern Jutland with friends. A bit of finding peace in the everyday chaos of life.

I’ll be back to writing to you very soon with some exciting posts and news of happenings. Before I forget too, I created a page featuring special offers. The first is a coupon code for the N:rem sleep system which I trialled, loved and wholly recommend.

Until I write again. Keep on walking, you are strong, you are loved and you’re not, ever alone. Drop me a line, let me know how you’ve been and how you’ve been coping with the changing seasons.

Gentle hugs 🙂 xxx

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Hollow Willow trees
Tree trunk carving near the coast

 

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Alisha Nurse is a curry-loving writer & comms professional who holds a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism (International) from the University of Westminster, London. Get in touch with any feedback or questions via the contact form in the 'About' section.

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