Posted on Leave a comment

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…

Continue reading Warming Your Heart for Valentine’s Day
Posted on Leave a comment

It’s a Snow Day – Enjoy, Even During Illness

Snow days for the chronically ill

Snow days can be super fun days for the chronically ill. Okay, so maybe not if you live in Alaska. I am talking about those of us who get the rare snow days. During chronic illness, that kind of contrast can create a really fun experience. It is the change, the excitement, that can get our attention. Anyone who has been ill for years knows how monotonous it gets. Just when we want to scream of boredom from the illness situation, a winter storm can be one of the most fun things to happen all year. And it takes no effort to experience it. You can do this one from bed if need be.

Continue reading It’s a Snow Day – Enjoy, Even During Illness
Posted on Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading Love Note to Self In Moments of Victory
Posted on Leave a comment

Cozy Up – Hygge

time to higgle, cozy up

You made it through Christmas Day!!! That is not an easy feat when one is chronically ill. Sure, the holiday might not have turned out as you expected but just maybe it turned out better. Maybe you found a comfy place inside yourself that said, “All is good” regardless of whatever. Let’s celebrate the victory, no matter how it turned out. It is a victory simply because it is the day after and you are still here, still making your way through the wellness journey. Let’s cozy up and enjoy it.

Continue reading Cozy Up – Hygge
Posted on Leave a comment

Pomegranates – Real Food, Real Taste

real food, pomegranates, jewel of Autumn

Pomegranates are the jewel of Autumn and a red delight for the Holidays. Filled with bursting seeds of sweetness and nutrients. They are a fun fruit, once you figure out how to get to the inside treasures. Once you get the hang-of-the-bang you can access fruit juicy nourishment.

Continue reading Pomegranates – Real Food, Real Taste
Posted on Leave a comment

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…

Continue reading Squirrelly Fun
Posted on Leave a comment

Calming Underwater Exploration

Blue-mind; underwater around the world in one breath

Most of us won’t be doing any deep-sea-diving during chronic illness but we can still go there. We can release some of the stress by using our Blue-Minds. This is a beautiful way to calm the mind and body while in the safety of your home. This one is traveling the depths around the world in one breath.

Continue reading Calming Underwater Exploration
Posted on Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading Nutty Black Holes in Chronic Illness
Posted on Leave a comment

Stir Up Your Music Box for Better Health

stir up your music for better health

We get stuck in our boxes, our comfort zones, and we miss out on music that lifts our spirits right out of chronic illness intensity. Stir up your personal music box to gain better health.

Continue reading Stir Up Your Music Box for Better Health
Posted on 3 Comments

Huggable and Buggable

huggable & buggable

One minute we find ourselves quite huggable and delight in the peace of it all. Then, another moment we realize we are buggable to others. We are all huggable and buggable — wherever there is light, there are bugs!! How can we shine the best during chornic illness?? Oh stars, I don’t know!!!

Continue reading Huggable and Buggable