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Our Unique Spirit

We all have unique spirits that makes the ride of chronic illness a bit different. When we find our unique spirit, we can ride through the healing journey instead of getting stuck in it. Do you know what your unique spirit is? When you find it, do you know how to use it for your own good?

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Valentine’s Flowers For The Chroncially​​ Ill

Instead of focusing on what we don’t have, let’s have a ball during Valentine’s Day with what we do have. Come on… we can make this fun. We can Think Pink!!!! Enjoy a guide to making Valentine’s Day fun, healthy and relaxing for the chronically ill. You can be all alone, ill, and broke… and you can still use this Valentine’s Guide.

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If You Drink, Pick Pink

Whether it is Valentines Day or any special day, think pink. Make something special out of anything that we can during chronic illness, add a bit of color.

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Kindness Is A Choice, Even For Ill People

I feel so bad, hurt so much, am so discouraged, have so many obstacles, that I can’t be kind. Well, I beg to differ. We can always try to be kind, even while we are ill. It might not always come across kindly to others but we sure can try. We can think before we speak or maybe just not speak sometimes. I do believe kindness is a choice, for the most part.

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Treat Yourself Like Someone You Love

How do you treat someone you love? Usually, we are kind and loving, giving, put their needs above our own, etc. Okay, so we don’t get all that perfect all the time but you know how you desire to treat the ones you love. How do you treat yourself? Are you kind to yourself? Do you take care of your needs while you are chronically ill? Are you gracious in your attitude about yourself? Are we treating ourselves like we would treat someone else or are we rude, unkind, name-calling, and not stepping up to take care of basic needs?

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Anxiety & Depression

It is extremely common to have anxiety and depression during chronic illness and pain. Sometimes the anxiety and depression can be more debilitating than the illness itself. The situation of illness including anxiety and depression can become a loop that is hard to get out of. The illness causes physical issues that can cause the anxiety and depression which isolates us causing more depression which makes us physically sicker which creates more anxiety and on and on it goes. Very difficult loop to get out of but it can be done.

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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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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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There is a Time For Noise

Have you ever found yourself in a chronic illness stupor? Numb, thoughtless, maybe a bit lost in nothingness? I know I have, especially when the physical pain gets to me. Of all things, noise sometimes works to move me through it. Laughter is my favorite!! Continue reading There is a Time For Noise