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Surviving Trumps Troubleshooting Some Days

Double dang!! There are some days that troubleshooting illness and comfort has to be set aside for surviving. There is not as much fun in it but the victories sure are bigger. Continue reading Surviving Trumps Troubleshooting Some Days

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Rich Creamy Butter is GOOD For Us How?

Have to say I rejoiced when the science-based research finally supported that pure butter is good for us. I love butter. I have fond memories of childhood butter-churning of a favorite aunt and uncle. It tastes SO stinking good and it feels like an immediate comfort food. I lOVE butter. As we are improving our troubleshooting skills, let’s see how butter could actually help our health. Continue reading Rich Creamy Butter is GOOD For Us How?

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Rainy Days, Boots and Baggage; Keep Walking Through It

There are days that stop me in my tracks, emotionally. The physical part of being chronically ill seems like more than enough to deal with. Then the emotional element sneaks in whether we like it or not. Rainy days are a good time to work on a layer of healing the emotional baggage. These Boots Are Walking helped me walk right through this rainy emotional day leaving me with lighter baggage and a smile on my face. Continue reading Rainy Days, Boots and Baggage; Keep Walking Through It

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Wipe Out

Total and utter wipeout. You know what it feels like to wipe out. While you have had chronic illness, you have done this just as I have, too many times. There are days that the wipeout is wild.  How can we make it fun??? Well… this is how I do it… Continue reading Wipe Out

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Taking Breaks Lowers Stress, Creating Healing Environment

Time for a break to lower my stress that will create a healing environment. I have been too busy the last couple weeks trying to get several things done now that I am officially feeling better. Sometimes a break allows to not get ahead of ourselves. Continue reading Taking Breaks Lowers Stress, Creating Healing Environment

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Perspective Troubleshooting

Do you wonder if you will EVER get back to where you use to be? All you want is your “life” back?? Are you still drowning in the chronic illness dump? No getting around it, chronic illness stinks. When we put it into perspective, it can take on an interesting view. Arranging the perspective lets us see hope and hope gives us a little gitty-up to get through today.  Continue reading Perspective Troubleshooting

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Reserve Energy for the Healing Process

Trust me, I know, we are all sick of being sick and tired of being tired and bored out of our minds with resting. I know!!! Energy is a precious commodity while going through chronic illness. With practice, we can learn how to reserve our energy for the important things, like the healing process. What about life? We can utilize what energy we have for the important things of life as well. As we learn how to prioritize, we use our energy more wisely and we heal faster. Continue reading Reserve Energy for the Healing Process

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Exploring the Thyroid

More people have thyroid issues than they realize. Again, it is not yet the root cause of illness and disease. Keep troubleshooting the why – WHY do we have the thyroid diseases and issues? That does not mean we ignore thyroid health, instead, we deal with it and keep seeking for the WHY behind it. I know my WHY’s. Do you know yours? Continue reading Exploring the Thyroid

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Mini-Crisis During Chronic Illness

Talk about looks… well, this just tops the cake for wanting to hide in a closet. In comparison to the life-threatening crisis I have had, this is nothing. Yet it still is a mini-crisis that I have to stop everything for to deal with. You know how many times you have had to stop everything for the mini-crisis that comes with the territory. This one is nasty but not impossible to deal with.  Continue reading Mini-Crisis During Chronic Illness

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Sleep and EMF’s, Still Troubleshooting Inflammation

The visual display of the inflammation roller-coaster was hopefully helpful for you yesterday. We have some control over how bad the inflammation gets while we find the root cause of it.  While we keep troubleshooting, it is helpful to try different tools to make us more comfortable which in turns reduces our stress, making it easier to heal. Today we will look at some more tools for a healthy lifestyle, including lowing inflammation. Continue reading Sleep and EMF’s, Still Troubleshooting Inflammation