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I’m a Dork, So What Are You?

Yep, I called myself a dork in public yesterday. Why would I do such a thing? Because I am a dork!! I will call myself any name that I can when it makes me laugh at myself. So what are you calling yourself these days?

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Pulling Myself Through An Isolation Buster

When isolation has been so deep and so dark for so long we have to find a way through it, just have to. Regardless of how impossible it feels, it has to be done for our sanity. Without other human beings in our lives, we get pulled into the dark hole deeper and deeper. Would people please stop thinking this is supposed to be easy…

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Pacing Ourselves Wins The Race

No clue why I cannot get this simple concept in my head and act accordingly. I keep pushing instead of pacing myself physically and the consequences are no fun!! My guess is that you are doing better about pacing yourself through your illness. Surely no one but me would keep making the same error this many times, right????

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Best Time, Best Energy, Best Results

When I don’t do things during my best time of day when I have the best energy, I don’t get the best results. I only have about 3 hours in the morning when I have my “best time” and then I run low on energy and results. Tickled to have the 3 hours in the morning, it has been a few years that I did not even have that. When is your best time of day to use your best energy to get your best results??

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Riding Out The Nutty Stuff of Chronic Illness

The nutty stuff of life gets multiplied during chronic illness. Okay, maybe not completely true but it sure does feel that way!! How can life get so dang wild nutty?? While we are ill we just don’t have the patience or energy to deal with it all. I am learning to ride out the nutty stuff a little better, day by day.

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Heavy Metal Mentality

Heavy metals are everywhere in our modern culture. We are now also living with heavy metals in our bodies which are creating all kinds of troubles, for one, keeping us chronically ill.

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Interaction with Life, Food, and Cold Weather

It is only noon and I have already interacted more with life in a positive manner than usual during this long health crisis. Candy-cane beets brought a surprised smile to my face and walking out into the bitter cold felt like a breath of heaven. It is only noon and I feel like I am on a roll. Choosing to interact more with life and the world is off to a good start. Continue reading Interaction with Life, Food, and Cold Weather

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Chronic Illness New Year’s Resolutions

New Years is a great time to regroup, especially for those who have chronic illness. It is a good milestone to measure progress and try new beginnings. Continue reading Chronic Illness New Year’s Resolutions

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Learn How to Rest, You Already Know How to Push Through

The holidays create some push through. While we are chronically ill, everything takes more effort, creating more pushing to do the basic things, like holidays. Time to take a deep breath and rest. Do we even know how to rest? Our current culture has taught us how to push through everything. What are our resting skills? Continue reading Learn How to Rest, You Already Know How to Push Through

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Mulled Wine While Chronically Ill

It is Christmas time and mulled wine can sound divine to many. Yes, the debate on alcohol and illness/health/morals will continue to the end of the ages. If you are one who partakes, enjoy the health benefits of spices and CLEAN red wine.  Continue reading Mulled Wine While Chronically Ill