20 Entertaining Activities For Us Housebound And Bedridden Folk

In the beginning of your illness you may have been just trying to survive each day, while simultaneously trying to tackle as much as possible to keep life normal. Eventually you reached a point where acceptance settled in, specifically an acceptance that pacing is absolutely vital to feeling as well as possible with chronic illness, …

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New Beginnings

Have you ever read something but were left wondering - well what happened, how did the story end? I sure have. In an attempt to not leave you hanging after this previous post about my seemingly one-sided tango with my insurance company, I’m going to catch you up with the good news below. To be …

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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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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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