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Love Note to Self In Moments of Victory

love note to self - remembering the victories of chronic illness

When you are in the joy of victory, take a moment to write yourself a love note. When we have moments of victory during chronic illness, we can use that for days to come when it is not so glorious. Chronic illness is not one big victory, it tons of smaller ones. The victories are hard to remember when we are in the really bad days (or weeks, even months or years) of illness. Love notes to ourselves is a beautiful way to remember, to feel the hope of past victories to help us keep walking through some of the darker days.

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Flying Above the Impossibilities, for the Bumblebee and the Chronically Ill

If a bumblebee can fly, so can the chronically ill.

Supposedly the bumblebee’s body size, shape, and weight make it impossible to fly. Being ignorant of those aeronautical facts, the bumblebee flies anyway. There is bumblebee wisdom in tuning out the rumble of the impossibility of flight. Let’s apply that wisdom to the chronically ill. The fortitude of flying above the circumstances, that appear impossible, allows us to focus on the possibilities. Let’s fly, no matter what…

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You Are Not Alone In Your Health Journey

You are not alone in your health journey

Easy to say but not so easy to feel when nose deep in the yuck-and-muck of chronic illness. Ongoing health issues are not only frustrating, they can be isolating. They can land us sicker than we ever imagined and more alone than we can tolerate. So, what happens if we find ourselves alone of such a health journey…

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Nutty Black Holes in Chronic Illness

Nutty chronic illness black holes

Oh my golly gee wiz… the nutty black holes that we get sucked into during chronic illness is awful. It is BLACK. It is scary and there never seems to be a way out. Black holes in space, supposedly, don’t have a way out. But we do. Nothing easy about it but we can do this. Really, we can escape out of the black holes of chronic illness.

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Are You Funny During Your Chronic Illness?

are you funny during chronic illness

Usually, the two don’t mix. Funny and illness, what a joke. The sicker I got, the less funny I became. Truth be known, I was way too serious, shhhhhh. Any little funny I had got rubbed raw, sandpapered down to the bone while I was chronically ill. That’s a shame. Funny can help us put illness in its place.

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Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries

Life is like a bowl of cherries

Cherries are in season and fresh cherries are on my brain. I think I have eaten so many that I have gone fruitloopy. Now I am thinking that life is like a bowl of cherries; sometimes it is the pits, sometimes it sweet, sometimes fresh and in season and sometimes frozen from the freezer. It is just life after all. It comes with the variety and adventure of not only eating in the season but living in season.

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4th of July is Great Fun with Red, White & Blue Berries

4th of July BERRIES

Berries go wild on the 4th of July!! Make a healthy delight so you have something to take to your Independence Day adventures. The chronically ill are chillaxing into the slower rhythms of healing with fun food that is perfectly acceptable for the ill.

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Lavender Tea

Is there anything more calming than a cup of lavender tea? Well, maybe drinking it with a view of children playing or majestic mountains or a roaring mighty sea. We cannot have it all during chronic illness, so imagine the sights and drink the calming tea!!!

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Awe Takes Me To We

Moving our vision to the awe of life nourishes us. Easier said than done during illness. When we are chronically ill, we simply have to focus on ME to be able to move through the issues. Then, at some point, we have a sense that it is time to look up, outside of that intense focus. It is time to look at the awe in life. The more we see it, the more we move from ME to WE. We have more compassion for others because our vision has increased through awe. Tricky stuff when we are ill.

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Don’t Paint Me As A Victim, I Am Above That, So Are You

Don’t paint me as a victim, I am so much more than that, so are you. Victims we are but… Victim defines us only when we let it. Being a victim holds us a prisoner when we have so much more to offer the world. Remove the bars, the barriers, the prejudices, the pigeon holes that are useless and be who we are through our difficult circumstances. Get above it!!!!

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