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…Continue reading What Courage, Faith & Skills Have You Learned from Chronic Illness?
I keep telling you, I am not funny. Having fun does not have to be comedic talent. Instead, it can be a willingness to see the humor in
You know what resentment looks like. We do it and see it in life and interactions with others. But what about resenting our own bodies just because they got ill? At some point during our chronic illness did we turn resentful toward our bodies that “let us down?” It is more difficult to scoot along through life if we are resentful of our own bodies.Continue reading Do We Resent Our Bodies For Getting Sick?
It is common for those who are chronically ill to hide many of their troubles. There are problems, worries, fears, needs, obstacles, and the list never ends. Our emotional state may become more fragile and we start to stuff the troubles. It bogs us down, keeping us stuck. Some of those troubles can be released in balloons. Certainly does not fix everything, but it significantly lightens the load of chronic illness.Continue reading Hiding Troubles During Chronic Illness
Our minds keep us moving, in one direction or the other. We can use our CYCOLOGY to move in a good direction. What we think matters, it creates our beliefs and actions. Take the twists and turns of psychology, look at basic human nature, and see what we get. By keeping it simple, we can use CYCOLOGY to help us keep moving through chronic illness.Continue reading Cycology, Psychology on Wheels for the Chronically Ill
Does it feel like you are barely squeaking along? Chronic illness has you moving slow, feeling awful, bogging you down, unbalanced and overall yuck galore???Continue reading Squeaking Along, Keep Moving Slowly
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.Continue reading Awkward & Backward Cycology, Keep Moving
Recently I told someone this; You are so polite, you are a delight. I am watching myself react to someone who has never said a cross word to me. I would jump through hoops to help this person. How we treat others matters. No matter how ill one gets, getting a grip on how we speak to each other makes a difference in our healing journey.Continue reading Be So Polite, You Are A Delight, Getting A Grip
Words are tricky. They can cut us to the core… OR we can be tricky with words to make them work for us. I saw this recently and fell in love with the work trickery. F.A.I.L. and N.O. and E.N.D. have all new meanings during chronic illness…Continue reading Rewording Life To Make It Work – Cycology
Taking a step outside changes our perspective on EVERYTHING. Even if your poor body can only make it to the front door, take ONE step outside and see what happens.Continue reading Step Outside – Cycology of Chronic Illness