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Squeaking Along, Keep Moving Slowly

cycology of chronic illness - keep squeaking along, keep moving slowly

Does it feel like you are barely squeaking along? Chronic illness has you moving slow, feeling awful, bogging you down, unbalanced and overall yuck galore???

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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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Using Our Black & White Senses, Dandelion Color

color of life, using our black and white senses, dandelions

What would happen if we took all color out of our life and everything was in black and while? We might feel dull and lifeless… until we adapted. Then we would see life in a whole new way, adding in our own colors. Chronic illness has a way of taking color out of our lives. So let’s have some fun putting it back in.

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Easy Steps To Keep Rollin’ Through Chronic Illness

cycology of chronic illness, keep rolling

When we break down the obstacles, we really can move forward, through chronic illness. Keeping the steps “easy” makes this doable.

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All I Wanna Do Is Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle

all I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle -- cytology of chronic illness

Who remembers Queen? Their song, Bicycle Race, has been spinning in my head this last week. Can you tell by my lame “spinning” joke that I wannnna do something more than my body can handle? I am not getting to do what I want; not going as fast as I want, not getting down the bicycle path as I expected? Queen got me out of my head and back into a smile today. This is not a bicycle race, this is a journey.

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Enjoy The Rain

blue mind, enjoy the rain

When was the last time you stood outside in the rain? The last time I did it was in summertime when it calmed my spirit to feel the cool fresh drops. I often enjoy the sprinkles of rain. But the last time I stood in a downpour was one of the highlights of my life. It created a blue-mind memory.

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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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Dealing With Frustrations

how we deal with our frustrations

All I FEEL like doing is coming unglued because of the ongoing computer issues. I want to scream some days, other days I want to cry, many days I have to simply give it up for the day and retreat so I don’t let the stress knock me off my bum. What do you do when you hit a roadblock? How do you deal with the stressors of life? Have you learned that the stress is not worth your health?? Scream, cry, or laugh???? I am finally ready to laugh because I care more about my health than I do my goals or progress in other areas. So, come laugh with me…

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Lavender Tea

Is there anything more calming than a cup of lavender tea? Well, maybe drinking it with a view of children playing or majestic mountains or a roaring mighty sea. We cannot have it all during chronic illness, so imagine the sights and drink the calming tea!!!

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Troubleshooting Pain, The Mental Checklist

Thinking about all of you and your pain level this week. As I have a bunch of pain in my wrists, I think more about others who are suffering from chronic pain. Pain cannot only be distracting but also overwhelming at times. It can be endless wracking pain or it can be a week of an oddball pain that shows up like mine this week. Time to troubleshoot some pain ideas and see where it takes us. Continue reading Troubleshooting Pain, The Mental Checklist