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Matching Reality With Expectations

There are so many ups and downs with chronic illness that our expectations do not always match our reality. What happened days ago may or may not be our physcial reality for today. Constant matching of our reality to our expectations can get us down the healing path with greater ease and safety.

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Set Aside Goofy Pride During Illenes​s

All humans do goofy things. The goofy feels magnified when we are ill. No one is so cool that they are above this. Pride can sometimes drive our goofy actions and blindside us. During illness, set the goofy pride aside!!

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What Kills MORE Than Cancer?

More WOMEN die of heart disease than ALL CANCERS combined. Did I read that right?? I don’t have cancer but I do have heart disease. Let me read that statement again: More WOMEN die of heart disease than ALL CANCERS combined!! Okay, without fear and panic, let’s move through this statement.

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Add Noise to Shake Up The Brain Rattle

Don’t you get tired of hearing your own thinking sometimes while you are ill? Shake up the brain rattle, the endless chatter in our heads with some noise. Make it fun, make it different. Turn up the volume and let’s see if we can get our self-chatter to step aside for some real noise.

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Fear, Calm, Boring Drama of Chronic Illness

Fear, calm and boring can all be rolled up into one day in the life of drama for someone with chronic illness. Nuts, but it is true. You know it because you are living it out as well. There can be complete boredom with the fear and drama of illness. And do we really need to hear again to “just be calm?” How can we walk through a single day with all of this nonsense?

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We Are Moving Targets When We Are Chronically Ill

Every time I think I understand my limits, the darn target moves. It is like I am walking on jello trying to find anything stable or consistent. Well, it just does not exist when we are ill. Things change so fast that it is hard to keep up. Yet at the same time, there is so much monotony in chronic illness that we want to move faster than our bodies will allow. Instead of playing tug-of-war with our bodies, we can adapt to the moving target.

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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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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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Isolation Buster and a Really Bad Attitude

Yep, it got to me today, I officially had a bad attitude from the moment I woke up. I was grumpy toward myself and needed an isolation buster. Human contact was the answer but it was SO stinking hard to move through the barriers.  Continue reading Isolation Buster and a Really Bad Attitude