Chronic Illness and Birthdays

Saturday will be my 7th birthday while having a chronic illness. I’ve learned a few things along the way about how to celebrate a birthday with chronic illness. As a disclaimer, lumping all illnesses together and generalizing how they play out isn’t fair, it depends what type of chronic illness you have to really determine …

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ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Awareness – Final Week

Welcome! Did you know that May 12th was MECFS International Awareness Day? With that in mind, during the month of May, I was joining in on Instagram with other chronically ill people on the below pictured spoonie challenge, posting once daily as able, to spread awareness on a variety of MECFS topics. In order to …

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Levity

Levity noun: levity; plural noun: levities humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect. Things are challenging right now, we all know that; I could go on and on about it, but in an attempt at staying balanced today, I’m going to share a …

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Are you constantly ‘shoulding’ on yourself?

If you haven’t heard the term, shoulding, you may be thinking - say what, what? For those of you who are unfamiliar, I’ll pop in the definition to the slang term below. Noun. shoulding (uncountable) The cognitive distortion of making statements of what should be true, as opposed to reality. ~ Wiktionary Now we’re all …

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Be good to one another and be good to yourself.

Well look at February zooming by like nobody’s business! Did you know that February 13th was National Kindness day? I didn’t until I saw it fluttering by on IG. Between the kindness postings and feeling like I left last week’s blog half written I thought I’d take a moment to touch back on the topic …

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