How will you show yourself some surefire self-compassion in the new year?

Whelp folks, go ahead and pat yourself on the back, we made it! The year was full of ups and downs for all of us, but here we are, facing the new year, hoping for the best. I hope you don’t mind me saying, but I think we are a brave lot. Since this is …

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A Few Things that have Helped me Live my Best Life, Alongside Chronic Illness

One to the blessings of social media, when living with a chronic illness, is the ability to learn what tools other people are using to live their best life with their disability. In the spirit of ‘sharing what’s worked for me but might not work for you as we are all different’, I’m going to …

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Darkness Creates Depth

Recently I was looking at a painting I’d done the previous day, thinking about adding more color to it, and thought, darkness creates depth, which is true in life, but also in watercolors. When thinking about what to blog about this week that thought kept resonating, and truthfully, I could write in a million different …

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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 kind to yourself, you’re doing the best you can 💙

For those of you that regularly follow along, yesterday I had a follow-up appointment with my PCP to go over lab results that I've been trying to get an explanation of all year (they are from a different Dr). This is an appointment I've had to reschedule several times as I've not been well enough …

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