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There is a Time For Noise

Have you ever found yourself in a chronic illness stupor? Numb, thoughtless, maybe a bit lost in nothingness? I know I have, especially when the physical pain gets to me. Of all things, noise sometimes works to move me through it. Laughter is my favorite!! Continue reading There is a Time For Noise

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There is a Time For Quiet

Our modern culture is usually filled with activity and noise. Do we know how to sit in quiet? I mean no noise except what naturally occurs around us. Can we do it? What could possibly be the benefit of quiet when the world culture has become so loud? Continue reading There is a Time For Quiet

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Isolation Buster and a Really Bad Attitude

Yep, it got to me today, I officially had a bad attitude from the moment I woke up. I was grumpy toward myself and needed an isolation buster. Human contact was the answer but it was SO stinking hard to move through the barriers.  Continue reading Isolation Buster and a Really Bad Attitude

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Do You Believe You Can Get Better?

Our belief system plays a significant role in your health, simple as that. If you do not believe you can get better, chances are, you won’t. I personally believed that I could get better, even when I was on death’s bed and whahooo am I getting better!! While I am busy as a beaver making changes in my lifestyle and treating disease, I have a solid understanding that my belief system plays the highest role in all of it. Do you believe? Does it matter if you believe you can get better? Continue reading Do You Believe You Can Get Better?

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Chronic Pain, Enduring and Troubleshooting

Any grip on pain helps us get a grip on our grumps, and it simply builds from there. So much easier said than done. Chronic pain usually is not easy to get a grip on, but it can be done. Continue reading Chronic Pain, Enduring and Troubleshooting

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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

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Lie, To The Best of Your Ability To Get Peace

Since when are we supposed to lie to the best of our ability, even if it is meant to get peace? There really are some “lies” that are not even really “white lies.” They are just a means to an end, one of guilt-free peace. Let’s explore fake lies. Continue reading Lie, To The Best of Your Ability To Get Peace

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How to Cheat, Honestly

There has got to be an easier way of surviving chronic illness!!!!! I suggest cheating. Cheat any way we can to get more comfortable, use less energy, and get farther down the path as quickly as possible. Okay, I guess we ought to do our cheating honestly. Continue reading How to Cheat, Honestly

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Push Yourself, VERY Gently

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

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HIP Openers, or was that Hip OPENERS

Nothing HIP about me and I know it and I am cool with it. But I did open an email that said, “Hip Openers.” With my all-knowing knowledge that I am not HIP, I was thinking I would get some HIP openers to keep your attention. Not quite the way it turned out. My expectations today did not meet reality, not even close. I did find some good Hip OPENERS though… Continue reading HIP Openers, or was that Hip OPENERS