My Reason & ME
Alison T Smith, author
Alison felt that her life was perfect. She had an amazing husband, had been able to step back from her stockbroking job in the City of London after twelve fulfilling but tiring years of commuting, and was extremely excited about her new role as a mother. Just 16 months later, all her hopes and dreams came crashing down around her when her husband became seriously ill. Overnight, her life went from being one of joy to one of fear, uncertainty and not knowing what each new day would bring. In the years that followed, Alison’s own health deteriorated and at 36 she was diagnosed with ME. This diagnosis opened a new chapter in her life; a time of struggle, discovery, perseverance and ultimate recovery. Throughout everything, she always had one very big reason to keep fighting… My Reason & ME is a tale of individual pain, courage, determination, and the ability to adapt to change. It isn’t only a memoir; it’s an inspirational story of transformation as well as a useful resource for those suffering from the effects of 21st century living, burnout, fatigue and depression.