Social Media To The Rescue

It’s that time of year…love ‘em or hate ‘em, the holidays are upon us! Personally, I love the holidays, I love the lights, the Christmas carols, the family time, all of it! I’m a big fan, but this holiday fandom has become one of the biggest challenges adjustments for my chronic illness life. For me, …

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Spoonie Tv Show Reviews And A Bit Of Advice Seeking

It’s the end of October in San Diego, CA; well it’s the end of October everywhere else too, so it’s not the date so much as the location that makes the following relevant. It’s 99f degrees outside today!! That is hot, hot, hot for this little corner of the world. It’s not commonplace for homes …

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Loving Your Body Even When It’s Failing You – 7 Tips For Practicing Self Compassion

A few years ago I was forced to do a little, okay a lot, of self reflection. When your life comes to a screeching halt and doctors aren't immediately able to tell you what's wrong it's pretty natural to start looking inward. So I did that, looked inward, and honestly, I didn't like everything I …

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Zero Visibility a.k.a. Brain Fog

One of the most amazing things about the human body is its ability to adapt and overcome, especially with chronic illness. In time your brain leads you to believe that most of your symptoms become your new 'baseline' (as I call it), because let's face it, it's not really your new 'normal'. Cognitive impairment or 'brain fog' …

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