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Nowhere is One of My Favorite Places During Chronically Illness

If nowhere is good enough for Winnie-The-Pooh, it is good enough for the chronically ill. Have you ever let your mind wander and rest in never-never-land? Interesting things can happen while in nowhere land. Christopher Robin and Pooh can help us find great comfort while we are on our unique wellness path.

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New Year, New View

new year, new view

Every January I am reminded that I get a new chance, kind of like a reset button on my views. We need a lot of new chances because being so ill for so long is such a bizarre experience. You know what it is like, we can easily get lost in the trees and not see the forest. The beginning of each year is like getting to pull all the chaos of chronic illness into meaningful movement. Come on, let’s find the light of hope and move through the trees of chronic illness…

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Not A Better You, Better View of Victory

New Year's Resolution - not a better you but a better view

Have you beaten yourself up enough for being chronically ill? Are you ready to view illness in a different way? Are you ready to see the victories? You don’t need a better you, there is nothing wrong with you, exactly like you are. A better view of victory sure seems like a more productive way to move through chronic illness.

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Ready to Rumble Through Christmas During Illness

Some of us are ready to make a rumble during this Christmas season. We have been chronically ill long enough to have the grit to make a real rumble. Hum, wonder what would have happened if I made this Christmas rumble years ago (maybe decades ago) ??? Let’s do the Santa rumble…

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Making Christmas Fun for the Chronically Ill

Making Christmas fun for the chronically ill

We can still have fun for Christmas while we are chronically ill. Park your bicycle and decorate it!! Take a break from the battle of disease and illness and create some fun. It is Christmas and we can make fun out of any situation.

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Sparkle While Being Still Through the Holidays

Sparkle while being still during the holidays

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of the holidays. While we are chronically ill, we may feel like we have lost our energy for the holidays. We certainly have lost patience for the stress of it all. So why can’t we simply turn our sparkle on while we are being still through the holidays? Be still and sparkle!!! I love this idea. We can all muster up parking our bike to rest and flipping the sparkles on.

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What Courage, Faith & Skills Have You Learned from Chronic Illness?

chronic illness, are you only seeing part of the picture?

Moving forward requires looking at illness from a different perspective. Dr. Randy Michaux said, “During chronic illness, what courage, faith, and skills have you learned.” I love LOVE LOVE this!!!! I know, it is easier to focus on the negative but when we can see past the yuck-and-muck, there are true treasures to be found. Yes, even in the worse of illness and disease circumstances. Give it a shot…

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On Your Illness Journey, Have Some Fun

On your illness journey, remember to have some fun.

I keep telling you, I am not funny. Having fun does not have to be comedic talent. Instead, it can be a willingness to see the humor in tough situations. Y’all are better at this than I ever was. Turn your funny on and let’s ride with it.

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Do We Resent Our Bodies For Getting Sick?

cycology = psychology on wheels

You know what resentment looks like. We do it and see it in life and interactions with others. But what about resenting our own bodies just because they got ill? At some point during our chronic illness did we turn resentful toward our bodies that “let us down?” It is more difficult to scoot along through life if we are resentful of our own bodies.

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Hiding Troubles During Chronic Illness

for all the problems you try to hide, let them float away

It is common for those who are chronically ill to hide many of their troubles. There are problems, worries, fears, needs, obstacles, and the list never ends. Our emotional state may become more fragile and we start to stuff the troubles. It bogs us down, keeping us stuck. Some of those troubles can be released in balloons. Certainly does not fix everything, but it significantly lightens the load of chronic illness.

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