Posted on Leave a comment

New Year, New View

new year, new view

Every January I am reminded that I get a new chance, kind of like a reset button on my views. We need a lot of new chances because being so ill for so long is such a bizarre experience. You know what it is like, we can easily get lost in the trees and not see the forest. The beginning of each year is like getting to pull all the chaos of chronic illness into meaningful movement. Come on, let’s find the light of hope and move through the trees of chronic illness…

Continue reading New Year, New View
Posted on Leave a comment

Not A Better You, Better View of Victory

New Year's Resolution - not a better you but a better view

Have you beaten yourself up enough for being chronically ill? Are you ready to view illness in a different way? Are you ready to see the victories? You don’t need a better you, there is nothing wrong with you, exactly like you are. A better view of victory sure seems like a more productive way to move through chronic illness.

Continue reading Not A Better You, Better View of Victory
Posted on Leave a comment

Ready to Rumble Through Christmas During Illness

Some of us are ready to make a rumble during this Christmas season. We have been chronically ill long enough to have the grit to make a real rumble. Hum, wonder what would have happened if I made this Christmas rumble years ago (maybe decades ago) ??? Let’s do the Santa rumble…

Continue reading Ready to Rumble Through Christmas During Illness
Posted on Leave a comment

Roll With the Holidays

Roll with the holidays

It’s Christmas time and there is enough stress out there already. Might as well just roll with the holidays. Reduce the stress and roll!!!

Continue reading Roll With the Holidays
Posted on Leave a comment

What Courage, Faith & Skills Have You Learned from Chronic Illness?

chronic illness, are you only seeing part of the picture?

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?
Posted on Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading On Your Illness Journey, Have Some Fun
Posted on Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading Do We Resent Our Bodies For Getting Sick?
Posted on Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading Hiding Troubles During Chronic Illness
Posted on Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading Cycology, Psychology on Wheels for the Chronically Ill