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A Day In The Life: an M.E. sufferer

When I wake up I feel like I have a combination of flu and a hangover, and have no energy. It’s like this every day. I’m awake often in the night and listen to my radio to keep me company. I never listened to Radio 4 in my life before I got sick 12 years ago, and now the low-level, reassuring voices help keep me sane. In the morning my room is almost completely dark due to light worsening my symptoms which, along with not feeling rested, makes it hard to tell what time of day it is. Read more…

Thinking Through Social Isolation and Loneliness by Alex Dunedin

This is the start of a project which is focused on social isolation and loneliness.  The aim is to bring together as many people as possible to make practical sense of what we are doing together.  This is no simple task, but one that is approachable if everyone gets their say.  So, for me, it starts with trying to understand the practical realities of social isolation.

I dont think the practical realities are not found in policy statements or theoretical texts but in people’s lives – in our lives…

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