In this Spoonie Sunday Stroll I talk about the 3 stages of acceptance we all go through with chronic illness.
Coddiwomple - To travel in a purposeful manner to a vague destination.
Since I've lived just outside of the New York City area, I've always thought of the New York Times as my home newspaper. And while I will not be getting into any political discussions about the NYTimes, I am going to discuss a recent advice column that basically said a young woman should be very… Continue reading NYTimes Advice: Don’t Date Someone With A Chronic Illness
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
https://youtu.be/ZdPJu67fqMM If you've followed my new blog this year, you might have noticed that I recently changed the name of it to The Spoonie Ironman. And now that I have been asked more than a few times what it means, I figured I would write a short blog to answer the question on here officially.… Continue reading Why The Spoonie Ironman?
PM360 Award Article This week I was one of two patient advocates that were awarded a PM360 Elite winner. It was a celebration to show appreciation for the work many have done to help others in the health sectors. It was an honor to be recognized as a patient advocate at the event. Every day… Continue reading PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read
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