Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Are the CFS Community Their Own Worst Enemies?

Last week I put up a post on my thoughts of how my mental health could be connected to my physical health, namely my CFS. The reaction has amazed me, it’s educated me it’s saddened me, yet also boosted me. Most of all it has completely shocked me how all the negative reactions came from fellow sufferers.

My physical health complaint was diagnosed 18 months ago, as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). My mental health complaints of Depression and Anxiety have been an issue for me since my teenage years, I am now 38. I also suffer from stress.

The Best Version of Kelly


Monday, 27 March 2017

Facing my Anxiety and Fear of Judgement Head On and Winning

Those of you who regularly read my blog will know I suffer with anxiety. Two years ago, through therapy I also realised I had spent many years living with a fear of judgement that left me missing out on many aspects of life.

With the help of my therapist and by facing my anxiety head on I have made so much progress in overcoming this fear of judgement.

Today I did something I never believed I could do and proved to myself I am tackling that fear successfully. My therapist would be so proud of me!

Jonathan Lampon and Kelly Causer


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Life, Blog, Diet and Exercise Diary: Week Three

Welcome to week three of my diary series, my week as I am writing them started on Saturday 18th March 2017. If you’re not sure what this is all about then see my welcome to the diary series here.
Derby Bloggers Brunch


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Is CFS a Mental Health Issue?

This may be a controversial post, stick with me though before you make your judgement. I want to voice the question I have had in my head for a while now, is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) a mental health issue?

The Best Version of Kelly


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Cinnamon and Coconut Granola Recipe – Sugar Free

When I did the Candida diet last year I had to cut out all sugars, including fruit, for 2 months. It's a very restrictive diet and I found breakfast options particularly limited.

Cinnamon and Coconut Granola

I had always enjoyed cereal and had occasionally had granola too. I wondered if I could find a granola recipe that was free of sugar and sweeteners. The only sweetener I was allowed on the candida diet was Stevia. I googled some recipes but nothing was quite right so I set about experimenting.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

The Derby Bloggers Brunch 2017 At Oliver's

Yesterday I attended my first bloggers event. The Derby bloggers brunch which was arranged by Monet Brooks and held at Oliver’s on Friar Gate in Derby. I loved it, great food, great venue and best of all great company. Let me tell you more.

Derby Bloggers Brunch


Friday, 17 March 2017

Life, Blog, Diet and Exercise Diary: Week Two

Welcome to week two of my diary series, my week as I am writing them started on Saturday 11th March 2017. If you’re not sure what this is all about then see my welcome to the diary series here.

The best version of kelly


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Current Anxiety Triggers and How I Intend to Tackle Them

I have spoken in previous posts about some of the anxieties I have started to make progress to overcome. I thought it was time to talk about some of the areas that I still struggle with and explain the approach I am taking to overcome them.

The Best Version of Kelly

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Life, Diet and Exercise Diary: Week One

Welcome to week one of my new diary series. If you’re not sure what this is all about then see my welcome to the series. Let’s get straight into it.

The best version of Kelly


Friday, 10 March 2017

Welcome To My Weekly Diary Series

Hi All. If you read my early blogs like ‘welcome to my blog’ and ‘why I’m writing a blog’ you will know that a big part of my reason I’m doing this is to motivate me to stay on track with my goals for this year. My goals are the basis of my journey to be the best version of Kelly and I figured that logging my progress here would make me feel more accountable and keep me on track.

The best version of kelly

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Primark Haul

This week I visited Primark and picked up a few items I’m loving. I’ve often visited Primark for bits for the kids but rarely for myself. I was pleasantly surprised when going around the women’s section just how great the clothes are. Then there is the homeware, they are doing great with that. They do make-up and beauty stuff now too, how did I not know this? I could have bought so much! I was very good though and stuck to a few bits. Read on for what I bought and what I wish I had bought!

Primark Haul The Best Version of Kelly


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

How would my children spend a lottery win?!

A while ago me and hubby had a conversation with the kids about what they would spend a lottery win on. I was already considering writing a blog so I noted down their responses as they made us laugh so much and I thought it would make a great light-hearted blog post!


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Why I Started Being Honest on Facebook

Just over a year ago, I decided it was time to be honest with my family and friends on Facebook. It was time to find the courage to admit I suffered with mental health conditions and time to admit my life wasn’t perfect. Why did I do it and how did it go? Read on.

First here is my Facebook profile picture, it is of course my favourite picture of myself. Not overly realistic though as I couldn't get my hair like that if you paid me! But we don't always show realistic on social media do we?

The Best Version of Kelly

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Second Month of Blogging: The good, the bad and the ugly!

On Tuesday, my blog was two months old. Can you believe that?!! I’m still trying to work out where January went and now February has gone too.

So how has this month gone? There have been highs and lows.

The Best Version of Kelly
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