I believe people deserve both validation and hope.
I recovered from ME/CFS after a three-year journey, and I created this blog to help and inspire others. Heal with Liz aims to:
On this blog, I will share how I personally healed and insights from others who have healed. This blog is not to replace expert medical advice or challenge what you have discovered to be true for yourself.
I’m here to share what I’ve learned on my journey with ME/CFS to inspire you on yours with the complete understanding that the situations in your body and life might be different than mine.
If you have ME/CFS: You are the strongest person in the world. I am here to empower you on your road to recovery.
No matter where you are in your journey with ME/CFS, I believe it’s possible to improve your quality of life and to heal.
That said, there is not one single way to heal. In fact, some things that work well for others (whether a specific diet, pacing strategy, medical treatment, or type of nervous system regulation practice) don’t help others. People’s background situations, timing, and the approach they took also matter. We’re multifaceted beings whose own needs adapt over time, which is why I seek to present people with various paths. Nevertheless, I often spot the common patterns.
For most people, healing from chronic illness isn’t luck. We had to take action and make big changes. Unfortunately, some say there is no hope without a medical cure. And here’s what I have to say about that:
1. We can seek to learn from those who have improved & recovered from ME/CFS and have hope for recovery.
2. We can actively support scientific research.
And most importantly: 3. That these two should co-exist.
This journey also made me realize that health isn’t just something to fix when it’s broken.
ME/CFS knocked me to the ground in the prime of my life — literally. But it also helped me learn what’s best for my body and mind, knowledge which I intend to carry with me.
Health isn’t something you fix, it’s something you tend.
I hope someone appreciates the cartoon plant metaphor.
Now that I’ve rediscovered my energy and nervous system resilience, I’m trying my best to continue to make choices that support my health and happiness.
On this blog, I will share these things and insights from others who have also recovered their health.