Let’s Talk about Creating Watercolors… in Bed

In the spirit of transparency and in an effort to not waste your time, I’m not a watercolor expert. In fact, I’ve had no art training whatsoever. However, I am experienced, after five years, in finding inexpensive ways to enrich my life, while spending my days in bed, with osteoarthritis in my hands and several …

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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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Keep Calm and Crochet On

Welcome! It seems like I should write more about crafting on here, since it is in the title after all. Truthfully, crafting for me these days pretty much consists of watercolors. There are many different crafts I’d like to try but financially they aren’t a need, so I’m holding off. If you are in the …

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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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5 Tips for Coping With Chronic Illness

Disclaimer - The following opinions are based off my own experiences. I am not a healthcare professional. Please consult a qualified, licensed, healthcare professional before making any adjustments to your health care regimen. Chronic illness leaves most of us feverishly searching for solutions to ease our symptoms. We comb the internet: read blogs, read posts, …

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