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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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Cozy Up – Hygge

time to higgle, cozy up

You made it through Christmas Day!!! That is not an easy feat when one is chronically ill. Sure, the holiday might not have turned out as you expected but just maybe it turned out better. Maybe you found a comfy place inside yourself that said, “All is good” regardless of whatever. Let’s celebrate the victory, no matter how it turned out. It is a victory simply because it is the day after and you are still here, still making your way through the wellness journey. Let’s cozy up and enjoy it.

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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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Butter, A Healthy Fat

real food, butter, a healthy fat

Yes, I said butter. We are now learning that healthy “fats” are not what is making society “fat.” I know “fat” has been the enemy of many for decades. For most of the population, they wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole, for health reasons. The others, well they would never think of doing without. Science can sometimes do a 180-degree flip and now we are back to butter, thank goodness…

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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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What is Mitochondria?

Mitochondria, Powerhouse of the cell

If I make this oversimplified, you won’t have to read any farther!! Mitochondria is your ATP, your energy. There you have it, easy-smeezie. So, where is it located and how do we get to it, repair it and build it so we feel the energy in our everyday lives???

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