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Profound Gratitude

profound gratitude

I have a ton to say about profound gratitude but today is not the day because I am busy being profoundly grateful. Where are you on the gratitude meter?

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When To Push Hard During Chronic Illness

When is the time to push through?

Rarely will I be the one to say that we should push hard, push through, battle, or war, especially during chronic illness. That is too much stress on our physical bodies, too much emotional stress and not enough self-care and it actually sets us back. Yet, there are exceptions when pushing hard through a illness situation can lead us right down the healing path. Last week I had one of those push-through and push-dang-hard weeks that broke some all-time lingering health barriers.

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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.

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Autumn Adaptations For Better Health

Autumn adaptations for better health

Our bodies are healthiest when they have the ability to adapt. During chronic illness, this can become a joke. Everything has become harder. Every season we have the opportunity to change things up and get our bodies in the adaptation mode, one tiny baby step at a time. This is a fun way to challenge our bodies very gently into better health.

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Beauty of Autumn, Seeing the Abundance

beauty of Autumn, seeing the abundance

Many of you have the season of Autumn in full force. The leaves have turned color and they are falling on the cooler days and nights. For those of us who like the cooler weather to chill the fire of illness, we are provided a season to get outside and breathe in the crisp nourishment of Autumn. Can we see the abundance in the magnificent colors, the cool winds, and the plentiful foods? Don’t let the change of season slip by just because of chronic illness.

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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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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!!!

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Black Holes of Chronic Illness

chronic illness black holes

Black holes suck us in, spin us around, and spit us out into outer space, the unknown wasteland. A scary sad dark place to be. The vacuum of nothingness can be replaced with great hope and wellbeing. Not saying it is easy but it is doable.

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Cycology, Psychology on Wheels for the Chronically Ill

CYCOLOGY, psychology on wheels

Our minds keep us moving, in one direction or the other. We can use our CYCOLOGY to move in a good direction. What we think matters, it creates our beliefs and actions. Take the twists and turns of psychology, look at basic human nature, and see what we get. By keeping it simple, we can use CYCOLOGY to help us keep moving through chronic illness.

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Awkward & Backward​ Cycology, Keep Moving

awkward, backward, keep moving during chronic illness

Do you feel like everything is backward during chronic illness? That everything you try feels awkward? Your body feels like it has been turned inside out and your life upside down. Chronic illness has a way of stirring up life, whether we want it to or not.

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