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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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Women Everywhere, Reveal Yourself Wherever You Are

Women's Day - time to overcome the winter season and reveal yourself

Many of us have been in a winter season in life. It has been dark and cold for a long time. We have been desperately ill and alone. We have snuggled up in our cozy sweats and hunkered down where it feels a bit safer. We have learned to chill, to relax and find a glimmer of hope and an ounce of joy. Today is National Women’s Day. For some of us, it is time to tear back the layers from the winter, come out from hiding, and be exactly who we are, real people on a wellness journey.

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Intermittent Fasting, Pros and Cons

Intermittent fasting, pro's and con's

There is no right diet for everyone, not even for those who are chronically ill. No doubt though that tweaking our diet one way or another can increase our health. Intermittent fasting is just one of many diet tools that might or might not fit your specific needs. Although I use it, love it, it simply is not right for everyone and I will tell you why.

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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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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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Need A Moment Of Bliss

Do you ever need to call a time-out, making things still just for a moment to calm the stress? I needed to de-stress ME, so I picked the thought of blowing dandelions to create my moment of bliss. It totally turned around 2 very stress-filled weeks.

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Was I Ever Crazy…

Was I ever crazy, maybe. Or maybe life is. Crazy isn’t being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It is you or me, amplified. If you have ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child, forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends.” People are just precious people, without all the labels.

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AbsoBLOOMly Wonderful

Spring is here. We can easily lose sight of how absoBLOOMly wonderful it is when we are ill. I know… getting out of bed can be a chore when chronically ill… and I want you to go look at blooming flowers, oh my!!!

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Happy Earth Day, Wanderlust For the Chronically Ill

I know, Earth Day “should” be about saving the Earth, and rightly so. Then there is the mind of ill people, sucked into the depths of yuck-and-muck. What if we used Earth Day to celebrate the Earth, regardless of chronic illness? What if we could use the day as a vehicle to mind travel, wanderlust. Get outside of ourselves, our hurting tired bodies and minds. A moment of relief from the daily grind of chronic illness!

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