When we have chronic illness, our minds are quickly programmed to think about all the things we can no longer do. Doctors, allied health professionals, family and friends, can easily feed us messages which concur with our "I can't do that" mindset. Don't get me wrong, there is lots we can't do when living with … Continue reading How Can I Do That ?
"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is" – Mandy Hale What an insightful quote! There is so much simplicity to it yet it is full of depth and wisdom. When we live with Chronic Illness, it's very easy to … Continue reading Letting Go Of What You Think Life “Should Be”
I love turning over the calendar at the beginning of a new month. I have a pretty wall calendar in my study so I can anticipate revealing a new picture on the 1st day. It's a symbolic act in some regards, of saying goodbye to the old month, the good and the bad. I like … Continue reading Chronic Illness And The Ups And Downs of Every Day Life!
I'm tired.....so tired! I'm not depressed, I'm not sad, I'm just tired. My body is exhausted from fighting with itself daily. It can't even get a divorce from it's rare disease and walk away to a struggle free life. I'm just tired. Tired of medication. All the planning and administration, that goes into a meals … Continue reading It’s OK To Be Tired
We all know the saying; "When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade" It conjures up the notion of strength, determination, optimism, resourcefulness, resilience. All characteristics I've drawn on to deal with the "chronic illness lemons" continuously thrown at me. My lemons often feel like tennis balls in one of those practice machines. … Continue reading This One Is All About Handling Lemons
A while ago I wrote a blog post titled "Hair Loss..It Does Matter Even If It Doesn't". I was starting out on my hair loss journey when I shared this chapter of my story. Back then, I was able to get hair cuts and use hair colour, to cover the early stages of alopecia. Fast … Continue reading Wigs, Hats, Scarves, Or Au Naturale?
You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine's Day post given the title I've chosen. Please rest assured it's not. It's a continuation of my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life. Acceptance is not a sad resignation, it's the pathway to peace, happiness and freedom from prolonged grief. For me … Continue reading Old Loves, New Loves