When life suddenly hands us a crisis it can be a lot to handle, especially if you are already juggling chronic illness. Getting through the disaster without completely toppling your health can be a huge challenge when life turns upside down.
I used to look at adaptive equipment and see it as a flashing neon sign, complete with an arrow pointing at the user (me), “This person is weak” the sign flashed, “can’t do normal things” it sometimes proclaimed. I avoided using tools made to… Continue Reading “Learning to Lean-How Adaptive Aids Improved My Life”
In a world where things are anything but simple, with a body that is anything but well behaved, its no surprise that stress plays a big part in the lives of most people with autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis. Between juggling responsibilities and fighting… Continue Reading “Stress and Chronic Illness”
I have a secret. I’ve suspected for a long while now, but until recently, still had some doubts. Having worked through those, I am now sure. Want to know my secret?
I’m a nervous mess, and it’s my own fault! There, I said it. Out loud. That’s right, I’m a ball of anxiety this week. Almost entirely self-inflicted anxiety. I made the choice to step out of my comfort zone, and now, here I am… Continue Reading “Anxious ME”
There are good ships, and there are wood ships, The ships that sail the sea. But the best ships, are friendships, And may they always be. -Irish Proverb In a life that has gone anything but straight and easy, I am incredibly blessed by… Continue Reading “My Tribe”
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I have been seeing these post on social media, probably for a couple of years now. The more… Continue Reading “What does depression look like?”
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” –Mark Twain You are what you eat. I’m sorry, it’s true. I agree, I want to just eat all… Continue Reading “You Are What You Eat”
“And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.”– Jack Kerouac I woke up in a fog this morning. Not outside, outside is bright and sunny and cold as can be! The fog… Continue Reading “Foggy Days”
“Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.” John Wooden When I was first diagnosed with a chronic disease, I have to admit, I was quite naive. No, naive is definitely not a word that fits me (HA!) I guess what I really mean… Continue Reading “The art of Taking Stock”