Life with chronic disease comes with special challenges. One of them is finding the energy and ability to tackle life when things get really busy.
When you are born stubborn and independent, it is hard to admit when you need help. So, when chronic, disabling disease comes knocking, it can be a particularly challenging house guest to adjust to.
Anxiety and Intuition. Has kind of a nice ring to it, flows well, doesn’t it? Someone who didn’t speak English might think that was the title of some classic love story. A tale of a love that overcomes some epic struggle. Unfortunately, they are… Continue Reading “Anxiety and Intuition”
“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”
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher Once upon a time there was a girl who hurt all over. She went to her Doctor, whom she trusted, in search of help. The competent Doctor figured… Continue Reading “The Battle for Healthcare”
Just because you CAN live with symptoms, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
Knowing what to ignore and what to treat comes from being in tune with your body.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson Honesty is the best policy so the saying goes. And yet, is it? Well, not always, right? I mean we all have a whole laundry list of social customs in which… Continue Reading “Learning to be Honest”
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost- The Road Not Taken When you have a chronic disease, the road to disability is an unpaved country road not… Continue Reading “Finding a New Path”