If you read this blog, then you probably have noticed that I follow a lot of business leaders, motivational speakers, and more to get my inspiration from. Some might find it weird that I find so many parallels between their advice or lifestyle to chronic illness. When you break down what they say and adapt… Continue reading Reality vs. Expectations With A Chronic Illness
You might have noticed that I've been fairly quiet lately on my pages and here on the blog. The reason for this was fairly simple and something we've all experienced, my health spiraling out of control despite my best efforts. Soon after the physical challenges of a flare come on, the mental challenges follow. This… Continue reading Chronic Illness Life: How I Explain What It’s Like To Live With Everyday Challenges and Questions.
For a few years now, I've incorporated meditation into my life. Fact: When I meditate, I feel better. Fact: When I don't meditate, I feel worse. It's that simple for me, and it could potentially be that easy for you. More and more podcasts and articles are sharing the scientific results on how meditation can… Continue reading Stress, Chronic Illness, and My Experience With Meditation. Including A Podcast From Hal Elrod Of The Miracle Morning.
Today is May 1st, 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread within our communities and around the world. As many of us are taking the proper precautions and sheltering in place until the outbreak dies down, it will be impossible to sustain this lifestyle forever. While many of us are used to staying in… Continue reading The World Just Got Even Smaller For Spoonies With COVID-19
Without a doubt, we're living in a unique time in world history since modern medicine was developed. Many of us weren't thinking that a worldwide pandemic would happen anytime soon, but here we are, quarantined with a stay at home order for a majority of us. During this time, it is natural to watch the… Continue reading Why The Most Important Number During The COVID-19 Pandemic Is 100% – 4 Min Read
I'm not going sugarcoat anything when it comes to traveling with a chronic illness. There is always anxiety that comes with being farther from home. One of the worst parts, it never goes away. When we aren't doing well, the anxiety is always going to be high. And when we are doing well, the fear… Continue reading A Traveling Spoonie – Anxiety Never Goes Away
There is a reality that one must accept when living with a chronic illness, you will miss out on life events. In no way can this reality be avoided, which is a sad truth we can’t be in denial about. This past weekend I had a stark reminder about how this feels and the fear… Continue reading Life Events & FOMO With Chronic Illness
For most of my life, I have been a glass half full kind of person. Even though I have been dealt a rough hand to play with, I've always tried to make the best of it. Even when my quality of life was LOW, I didn't give up hope that my health would get better.… Continue reading The 24/7 Job That I Never Signed Up For – How I Manage My Chronic Illness (Intro)
Every so often, I get asked a question that makes me reflect on my chronic illness journey. This, of course, leads me to think of all the horrible times when every day got me down, and my quality of life was low, to say the least. It also makes me think about all the good… Continue reading Finding The Right Mindset With Chronic Illness And 6 Tools That Might Help – 3 Minute Read
This last weekend was a great one. Actually, it was INCREDIBLE. I can easily say it was one of the better weekends I’ve had in a while. This winter was not the best for me, and the spring wasn’t much better. Between my Crohn’s, ostomy, asthma, arthritis, a bad back, and more all bothering me… Continue reading Living In The Moment With The Fear Of A Chronic Illness – 3.5 Minute Read