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Realistic Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Chronic illness and sincere gratitude, hmm, not so easy. We all know the “right” things we “should” say and think to show we are above the circumstances, but dang!! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I don’t want to simply say the “right” things, I want to be realistic and have gratitude with sincerity. It sounds like a tall order but I can do it…

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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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Getting Over Babesia, Lyme Co-infection

Babesiosis = babesia, Lyme co-infection

Babesia is one of several nasty Lyme co-infections. For me, it was the most miserable of the Lyme co-infections. Since early childhood, there have been very few years that it has not bothered me. I am celebrating getting over the worse of it. Having “cool” parties because I can now feel cooler temperatures and desire the warmth of things like steaming tea.

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Jumping Into Blue-Mind Winter

jumping into blue-mind winter

Jumping into a Blue-Mind winter mindset supports us during the difficulties of chronic illness. Winter can be associated with isolation because of the weather. It can be a time of harsh realities and hardships with suffering. It is frigid and uncomfortable for many. So, what can we do with a Blue-Mind Winter to help us through chronic illness…

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You Are Not Alone In Your Health Journey

You are not alone in your health journey

Easy to say but not so easy to feel when nose deep in the yuck-and-muck of chronic illness. Ongoing health issues are not only frustrating, they can be isolating. They can land us sicker than we ever imagined and more alone than we can tolerate. So, what happens if we find ourselves alone of such a health journey…

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Profound Gratitude

profound gratitude

I have a ton to say about profound gratitude but today is not the day because I am busy being profoundly grateful. Where are you on the gratitude meter?

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Slow Motion Underwater Healing

slow motion, fast, underwater healing

Disease and ongoing illness take its toll on our bodies, working them too hard and wearing them down. Wearing the out if we are not careful. When we slow everything down, we can heal faster. Here, we don’t even need to stick our heads under water. We are simply turning the moment into slow motion as it would feel underwater. Slowing our breath, our reactions, our thoughts, our heart rates so that our resting bodies can kick into high gear healing.

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October Apple Harvest

October apple harvest

It’s time to get outside, enjoy the crisp air and picking apples. If chronic illness won’t allow for the picking experience, then you can “pick” different varieties from your local grocery. Either way, it is time!! I will show you how you can be ill and go apple picking if you want the adventure…

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Calming Underwater Exploration

Blue-mind; underwater around the world in one breath

Most of us won’t be doing any deep-sea-diving during chronic illness but we can still go there. We can release some of the stress by using our Blue-Minds. This is a beautiful way to calm the mind and body while in the safety of your home. This one is traveling the depths around the world in one breath.

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Beauty of Autumn, Seeing the Abundance

beauty of Autumn, seeing the abundance

Many of you have the season of Autumn in full force. The leaves have turned color and they are falling on the cooler days and nights. For those of us who like the cooler weather to chill the fire of illness, we are provided a season to get outside and breathe in the crisp nourishment of Autumn. Can we see the abundance in the magnificent colors, the cool winds, and the plentiful foods? Don’t let the change of season slip by just because of chronic illness.

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