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2021 Schedule Penciled In

pencil-in life for 2021

Back when we used paper and pencil for our calendars, we used a pencil to schedule in the unknown and a pen to schedule in the concrete plans. If I learned nothing else from 2020, I learned to create my entire 2021 calendar in pencil. 2020 has clearly reminded us that we are not in control of everything. Are you or have you been chronically ill? You are very familiar with this concept of life getting turned upside down. I personally am tired of hanging upside down by a thread. I have a better plan for 2021, pencil-in life!! It creates an open mindset for the unknown adventure to come.

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2020 Favor Over 2021 Fears

Happy New Year

No doubt, 2020 has been a year like no other in history, in many ways. We have seen loss and challenges and there have been struggles. But what about the favor that was there? What are the good things that we can identify from 2020 that will help us see that the fears of 2021 can be overcome? Seeing the 2020 favor helps us see the possibilities for 2021 without letting fear rule us. I found this empowering.

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Give Healthy Smiles

give healthy smiles

I could use some more healthy smiles in my life, how about you? Not all smiles are the same. Have you ever received a “dominance” smile? It is derisive and signals feelings from the giver as being superior. Who wants to receive that kind of smile? I know I don’t. It’s Christmas time, time to be giving not domineering. Graciously give healthy kinds of smiles.

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Thoughts, Traumas, Toxins

Thoughts Traumas Toxins -- moving into wellness

Lions tigers and bears, oh my. No wonder people get chronically ill. There are a lot of toxic things living life here on planet earth. It’s okay, we can clean them up, move them out, think better, make better choices, and certainly have better healthier lives.

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Emotional Instability, Pandemic or Parasites

Whew, it is hard not to be touched by this pandemic, physically, emotionally and financially. It doesn’t have to overwhelm us but it is hard to avoid all of the consequences of it. How can we make this easier on ourselves, our nerves, our patience and the anger that arises??

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CoronaVirus and Its Many Names

CoronaVirus and Its Many Names

Now that life has slowed down to focus on a virus, let’s take a look at it so it is not so scary. And then we are going to see why this is the perfect time to activate our brains. Yes, even though we are chronically ill, we can use our brains. This is fun, you will see…

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CoronaVirus, Keeping It Simple To Fight Back

CoronaVirus - keeping it simple to fight back

What is the real threat with this, who are the ones who truly are in danger? The people with compromised immune systems. Since this is a chronic illness blog that encompasses pretty much everyone in my online community. Instead of panic and fear, fight back. You already know you are at higher risk simply because of your state of chronic illness, so step up and take the simple steps to stay safe, without panic.

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Making Time and Space for Quiet

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Our modern culture is usually filled with activity and noise. Do we know how to sit in quiet? I mean no noise except what naturally occurs around us. Can we do it? What could possibly be the benefit of quiet when the world culture has become so loud?

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Frozen Psychology

Frozen psychology, blue mind, rising above chronic illness

You know for a fact that we get stuck from time to time during chronic illness. We get stuck in physical and emotional realities that seem impossible to overcome. So how do we get unstuck? Some will actually take the frozen plunge into chilly waters, forcing a shock. Not me! But I have taken on the frozen psychology of cold showers to bust through some chronic illness struggles.

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Warming Your Heart for Valentine’s Day

Has chronic illness made your heart frozen? What to do for Valentine's Day during chronic illness.

I’m sick, I can’t be warm and cuddly for Valentine’s Day. I’m chronically ill, it has worn me thin so I have nothing left to give. I don’t have anyone to warm my heart for, why bother? I know, Valentine’s Day can be a stinger while we are chronically ill. While dealing with the endless illness battles and disappointments our hearts can become frozen and lifeless. That’s why anyone who is ill may need a little lovin’ warming up…

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