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Valentine’s Cards, Keep it FREE and Easy

If you still have not picked out your Valentine’s cards, you still can. Keeping it FREE and easy makes it affordable and doable through the years of chronic illness.

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Cheat Sheets Directions

An idea is not good unless we use it. Let’s get down to details, how are we going to get our beds made while being chronically ill?

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Too Hard to Make a Bed, Cheat Sheets

We can get so ill that we feel imprisoned in our own bedrooms and stuck in the yuck of our sheets. How in the world do we make our own beds when we are in them all the time and we don’t have the energy or the strength to make them? We cheat the sheets! Chronic illness can keep us from doing a lot of things but there are usually ways around the necessities of life, like clean sheets.

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Keep Moving

“I just want to crawl under the covers, take a pill and make it all go away.” Are you familiar with the herculean effort it takes to keep moving while chronically ill? Whether you can physically move or not, your mindset can be one of movement. Simply choosing to wake up and try another day is the first step as we all keep moving through chronic illness. Without movement, no one would ever get healed!!

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Chronic Illness New Year’s Resolutions

New Years is a great time to regroup, especially for those who have chronic illness. It is a good milestone to measure progress and try new beginnings. Continue reading Chronic Illness New Year’s Resolutions

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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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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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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