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On Your Illness Journey, Have Some Fun

On your illness journey, remember to have some fun.

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 tough situations. Y’all are better at this than I ever was. Turn your funny on and let’s ride with it.

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Do We Resent Our Bodies For Getting Sick?

cycology = psychology on wheels

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.

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Hiding Troubles During Chronic Illness

for all the problems you try to hide, let them float away

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.

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Cycology, Psychology on Wheels for the Chronically Ill

CYCOLOGY, psychology on wheels

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.

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Squeaking Along, Keep Moving Slowly

cycology of chronic illness - keep squeaking along, keep moving slowly

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???

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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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Easy Steps To Keep Rollin’ Through Chronic Illness

cycology of chronic illness, keep rolling

When we break down the obstacles, we really can move forward, through chronic illness. Keeping the steps “easy” makes this doable.

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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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