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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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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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Which Wheels Make You Fly?

find your personal wheels so you keep moving through chronic illness

Everyone has their favorite wheels. Some of you can skateboard, I know I can’t. But I like bike riding. Going and blowin’ and getting down the road of life. Which wheels make you fly?

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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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Don’t Overthink It, Keep Moving

keep moving through chronic illness, don't overthink it

What about you? Do you overthink like I overthink? Does it keep you from moving forward like it does me? Let’s stop overthinking… but be smart and wise and free to move forward.

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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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Passing Home Stress Test

Life comes with “when it rains, it pours” stressors. That is just part of life. During chronic illness those times are especially hard to handle much less juggle. What if we used those times as a test kit? I am talking about passing our own kind of stress test, LIFE. Day-in day-out life can be some of the best stress testing you can do, especially testing your level of chronic illness.

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Fear Is An Imaginary Wall

Dang, fear can get in our way. The walls of fear can get bigger, thicker and harder to climb the sicker we get. It can paralyze us and keep us from breaking through health barriers.

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