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It’s Cold Outside Baby, Persevering Illness In Winter Season

it's cold outside baby, preserving illness in winter

Winter is just a season, it comes and a few months later it goes. Chronic illness can be like a winter season in our lives, not a permanent condition. So… when will chronic illness GO? Most of you are done with it! Over it! Ready to get back to life!!! Persevering through illness is really not much different than the winter season we see outside. Put on your winter coat and walk this out with me…

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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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Nowhere is One of My Favorite Places During Chronically Illness

If nowhere is good enough for Winnie-The-Pooh, it is good enough for the chronically ill. Have you ever let your mind wander and rest in never-never-land? Interesting things can happen while in nowhere land. Christopher Robin and Pooh can help us find great comfort while we are on our unique wellness path.

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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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Realistic Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Chronic illness and sincere gratitude, hmm, not so easy. We all know the “right” things we “should” say and think to show we are above the circumstances, but dang!! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I don’t want to simply say the “right” things, I want to be realistic and have gratitude with sincerity. It sounds like a tall order but I can do it…

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Radiation Revelation, My Story & American Military Story

radiation, radioactive elements, military exposure

Radiation oozing out of me got me to thinking, there has to be a source. People just don’t ooze radiation out of them (who have not had radiation treatments). It is the obvious elephant in the room that sometimes takes me the longest to see. Right under my nose and it takes me 30 years to see it.

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Squirrelly Fun

having fun during illness

It is the little things in life that make me stop, smile and enjoy life. Today it was some squirrelly fun…

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What is Mitochondria?

Mitochondria, Powerhouse of the cell

If I make this oversimplified, you won’t have to read any farther!! Mitochondria is your ATP, your energy. There you have it, easy-smeezie. So, where is it located and how do we get to it, repair it and build it so we feel the energy in our everyday lives???

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Jumping Into Blue-Mind Winter

jumping into blue-mind winter

Jumping into a Blue-Mind winter mindset supports us during the difficulties of chronic illness. Winter can be associated with isolation because of the weather. It can be a time of harsh realities and hardships with suffering. It is frigid and uncomfortable for many. So, what can we do with a Blue-Mind Winter to help us through chronic illness…

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Monsters During Chronic Illness

monsters during chronic illness

Do you feel like your body and emotions have been taken over by monsters while you are in the midst of chronic illness? Invasion of the body monsters?? Like they are lurking everywhere, monsters hiding under the bed and in every corner creating havoc and obstacles bigger than life. Monsters everywhere…

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