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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.

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Nowhere is One of My Favorite Places During Chronically Illness

If nowhere is good enough for Winnie-The-Pooh, it is good enough for the chronically ill. Have you ever let your mind wander and rest in never-never-land? Interesting things can happen while in nowhere land. Christopher Robin and Pooh can help us find great comfort while we are on our unique wellness path.

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Flying Above the Impossibilities, for the Bumblebee and the Chronically Ill

If a bumblebee can fly, so can the chronically ill.

Supposedly the bumblebee’s body size, shape, and weight make it impossible to fly. Being ignorant of those aeronautical facts, the bumblebee flies anyway. There is bumblebee wisdom in tuning out the rumble of the impossibility of flight. Let’s apply that wisdom to the chronically ill. The fortitude of flying above the circumstances, that appear impossible, allows us to focus on the possibilities. Let’s fly, no matter what…

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New Year, New View

new year, new view

Every January I am reminded that I get a new chance, kind of like a reset button on my views. We need a lot of new chances because being so ill for so long is such a bizarre experience. You know what it is like, we can easily get lost in the trees and not see the forest. The beginning of each year is like getting to pull all the chaos of chronic illness into meaningful movement. Come on, let’s find the light of hope and move through the trees of chronic illness…

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Roll With the Holidays

Roll with the holidays

It’s Christmas time and there is enough stress out there already. Might as well just roll with the holidays. Reduce the stress and roll!!!

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Christmas Eating Stress Busters

Christmas eating stress-busters

Have you worked all year on your body and your health? Has your willpower been strong and have you done well, until now? Are you stressed about the eating situation surrounding Christmas? Join the club.

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Sparkle While Being Still Through the Holidays

Sparkle while being still during the holidays

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of the holidays. While we are chronically ill, we may feel like we have lost our energy for the holidays. We certainly have lost patience for the stress of it all. So why can’t we simply turn our sparkle on while we are being still through the holidays? Be still and sparkle!!! I love this idea. We can all muster up parking our bike to rest and flipping the sparkles on.

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Realistic Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Chronic illness and sincere gratitude, hmm, not so easy. We all know the “right” things we “should” say and think to show we are above the circumstances, but dang!! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I don’t want to simply say the “right” things, I want to be realistic and have gratitude with sincerity. It sounds like a tall order but I can do it…

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First Aid Kit – Healthy Natural Version

give healthy first aid

Having a handy first aid kit filled with treasures is very helpful for those moments of need. For those who are trying to do things naturally, this is a great gift idea.

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What Courage, Faith & Skills Have You Learned from Chronic Illness?

chronic illness, are you only seeing part of the picture?

Moving forward requires looking at illness from a different perspective. Dr. Randy Michaux said, “During chronic illness, what courage, faith, and skills have you learned.” I love LOVE LOVE this!!!! I know, it is easier to focus on the negative but when we can see past the yuck-and-muck, there are true treasures to be found. Yes, even in the worse of illness and disease circumstances. Give it a shot…

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