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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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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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Healthy Baths With A Blue-Mind

Blue-mind healthy baths for the spirit as well as the body

I need a blue-mind moment. Need this cute adorable little girl and bubbles to make me think happy thoughts. I need my healthy bath with its calming and healing attributes. Yep, I am a bit needy today. This little girl in her bubble bath is bringing a smile to my face and calming my spirit as well as my body.

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Ghee vs Clarified Butter vs Butter

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Butter, clarified butter and ghee are real food. All have only one ingredient, the same ingredient, but they have a bit of a different taste. They also work inside the body a bit differently. Upsides and the downsides of how they can affect autoimmunity. And an easy gourmet homemade gift recipes…

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Pears – Real Food Real Taste

real food - pears

Pears are a sweet bell-shaped fruit that has a fun grainy, almost sandlike, texture. Having been around since ancient times and in America, since 1620 we have many varieties to choose from. As always, real food provides real nutrients and real taste that cannot be beaten.

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Family Naysayers, Your Health

your health and family naysayers

Family squabbles about health, healthcare for ourselves and our children can easily get out of hand. Can we make it a fair fight?

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Squirrelly Fun

having fun during illness

It is the little things in life that make me stop, smile and enjoy life. Today it was some squirrelly fun…

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