15 April 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Entering Spring with a Spring in Your Step or How to Banish the Springtime Blues

Today, I’d like to write about something that might be dubbed a distinctly Germanic concept: my old friend Frühjahrsmüdigkeit, which translates to “spring tiredness”. Whilst the rest of the world gushes about spring fever and looks forward to the advent of spring, a new lease of life and new beginnings, according to one article about […]






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25 January 2011 ~ 6 Comments

To Sleep Perchance to Sleep Some More or How to Sleep and Still Wake up Tired

Today, I’m writing a poem about tiredness. As many of you know from my recent article, I recently went off the birth control pill (after being on it for 15 years), which really tends to throw your hormones out of whack, causing symptoms such as temporary exhaustion and it can take between three and six […]






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02 January 2011 ~ 11 Comments

Meet Dr H – the Sick Doctor Who Just Wants To Make You Even Sicker

As you will know if you read my previous article Help! I’m turning into a Man!, my former gynaecologist diagnosed me with PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This was in fact curious and puzzling to me because PCOS was ruled out for me several years ago when my insurance charged me a massive surcharge for […]






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