Those Were The Days My Friend

Just to be straightforward...This post isn't about crafts, or chronic illness, or even adulting. 🙂 It's a snippet of a life I used to call mine. It's a bit of my life, a time when I could endure elevations above 4,000 feet without terrible symptoms, when I could fly, when I could go and do …

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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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The Truth? I’m Terrified.

We all have moments in our lives where we put on a brave face and charge through the day. Maybe it’s a job interview, or a presentation, or even getting up the courage to ask a certain someone an important question. As a child you think you’ll get braver as you get older, and maybe …

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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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