This summer did you find yourself diving into anything? Did you dive into fun and laughter at a pool party? Or maybe your big dive was the sheer power it took to get to a pool to wiggle your toes in the cool water. Chronic illness might change how we experience it but it doesn’t have to keep us from the enjoyment and calming effects of water.Continue reading Diving In During Chronic Illness
In our modern day and time, we are all pros at pushing through things. Getting chronically ill is a great time to learn how to slow down to help us move through it. As we learn how to slow down, sometimes we still have to push through some things. This is a hard balance to find but over the years of being chronically ill we have the time to practice!!! Continue reading Push Yourself, VERY Gently
Because it is fun! Children usually do things because it is fun. They naturally move and laugh and run and play. Take a kid to a hotel room and they will go right to the bed and start jumping. It is a ball. When was the last time you jumped on a bed? Continue reading Why Do Kids Jump On Beds?
It is truly monumental for a person with chronic illness and pain to move their bodies. The pain and exhaustion from the simple thought of moving our bodies can be daunting. Traditional exercise is not realistic. We covered a few ideas to “exercise” by getting the brain moving when you cannot get the body moving in Part 1. Now let’s look at how to “exercise” when you are able to take a few steps.