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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Here’s To Letting It Go

I told myself a while back that I would blog on Tuesdays, Mondays are recovery from the weekend...not that one of my days is much different than another, and the rest of the week is devoted to daily painting. So today is Tuesday. I'm sitting here pondering what to write about, which I was supposed to do yesterday, …

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When Your Bucket List Is On Your Bucket List

In 2011 I had just started a new job and was in the midst of that initial awkward period, you know where your new employer gives you a series of videos to watch, which you dutifully do, but then you have nothing productive left so you sit there awkwardly waiting. Well, with a couple of those awkward hours to kill, I decided to write a …

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