5-Part Series: The Truth about my Life with Multiple Chronic Illnesses, Part Five

Welcome back to the final chapter in this series, the last week in July was the week I got sick five years ago, just a few days before my son’s 18th birthday. If you’re just joining in and have some time or the desire to wander through my journey here are parts One, Two, Three, …

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5-Part Series: The Truth about my Life with Multiple Chronic Illnesses, Part Two

Howdy, thank you for stopping by! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, this month, in remembrance of my healthier life five years ago, I’m dedicating my Tuesday posts to my chronic illness journey in five parts and this is part number two. We left off last time in the first month or two …

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Chronic Illness to Creativity

You went from being a healthy, active, participating member of society to being house or even bedbound. Now what? Well, first you’ll likely need to shake the dust off because that’s a lot to sift through emotionally, but then hopefully you’ll be off to figure out what you can still do to contribute to your …

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Chronic Illness and the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, where the abled amongst us are in full preparation mode for the busyness that comes with the holidays. Parties, food, gifts, socializing, work functions, all those things we too used to participate in, but now for many of us the holidays mean simply watching from afar as the world …

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Be Gentle With Yourself

  Just a friendly reminder to be kind to yourself. We get so focused on not only our expectations of ourselves, but other's expectations of us that we sometimes forget to take a breather. My mom used to tell me that you can only love someone else as much as you love yourself. This was …

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