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One of the biggest mental traps I fell into after being diagnosed with chronic illness was that my life as I knew it was over.  There was some truth to this.  I was diagnosed with chronic illness about 20 years ago and my life has never been the same.  But that doesn't mean I've had to let go of my hopes and dreams. Life changes with chronic illness, sometimes drastically.  There are new ...
Kelly Patricia is a great advocate for people with chronic illness. I featured her last year in a post about what it is really like. That was a low point for her, but I'm happy to say she is a warrior and has found ways to manage her illness. In the videos below she shares her tips and answers questions about how she copes with chronic illness.  Check them out! If you'd...
When the seasons change I tend to get nostalgic, reflecting on the season past.  What was memorable?  Did I make a difference?  Will I remember what happened five or ten years from now?  There is no right or wrong answer.  Some things I will always remember, some things I hope to forget.  This Summer was no different. Usually Summer approaches with expectations of spending endless days in the ...
A little over a year ago I had an awakening.  I realized I had the power to calm and heal my mind, even if I couldn't control what was happening to my body.  I've talked about this before in different ways including  recognizing sources of healing around us, how mindfulness helped me heal, and mindfulness and mobile apps.  Mindfulness is a set of skills for healing, intuition, insight, calmness...
It's difficult for healthy people to understand the challenges chronic illness brings until it gets personal.  Chronic illness can drastically alter your daily routines and chronic pain can test the will of the strongest person.  It brings with it overwhelming emotions, self defeating thoughts, crippling pain, daily heart ache, and so much more.  But words don't translate into understanding until...
Sometimes life throws us a curve ball. For some, one curve ball after another seems to come their direction. That's me. Maybe it was my happy childhood that led me to believe that life was going to be easy. Maybe it was that I'd never really known pain up close and personal. No obstacle was too big to overcome. Life was beautiful and full of opportunities.  And it was... until a series of...

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