I can’t live without them. They wouldn’t like me if they really knew me. I’ll just look like a loser if I try that. I’ll get laughed at if I speak up. There must be something wrong with me. Love is stupid.
How failure to succeed with one goal led to success with another!
“You are so much fun.” My friend said that to me…….my brain processed her words slowly. I heard them, but I didn’t truly digest them until later. Ever since they’ve regularly echoed in my mind and heart and made me smile.
When you shimmy into that swimsuit to play with your kids, think, “We’re going to have so much fun today!”, instead of, “Ugh, my huge thighs are so ugly!!”. This is a struggle for me every time I put on my swimsuit…..
You might think you are comparing apples to apples when you compare your abilities with someone who has the same chronic illness, but it’s not that simple……
“I wish I was as motivated as you.” Motivation can fade. Motivation is a feeling, and there’s going to be many times where you’re “just not feelin’ it”. We’re human. Life happens.
This month is often when people start thinking about doing some deep-cleaning and a purging of household junk, but when you have a chronic illness, this can be a daunting thought. Spring cleaning can be a PAIN, literally and otherwise!
Depending on where you live, six more weeks of winter may mean being stuck inside for a few more weeks. Here are some suggestions to keep your body moving without having to go outside.
New year, new you? I bet you’re pretty fantastic just as you are, but we all have room for growth and improvement! Do you make New Year’s […]
So many articles about the holidays talk about surviving the holidays. My wish for you (and myself) is thriving, not just surviving, throughout the holiday season. The holidays create perfect conditions for a……..
Everyone has limitations and roadblocks for exercising, but they can loom large when you’re struggling with a chronic illness. Don’t throw in the towel, though…. You’re going to need it after you conquer your exercise goals!
When I found out I was accepted into 23andme’s depression/bipolar study, I was excited! Not only would I get to be part of a study that could have a huge positive impact for generations of people with those conditions, but I also would get
If you’ve experienced emotional abuse, the following post could be potentially triggering……Growing up in an emotionally dysfunctional family, I didn’t learn healthy skills for coping, communication, or relationships. What was modeled for me (and done to me) was ….
Too tired to slave over a stove, yet want and need to feed your family? This week Donna shares how utilizing her crockpot saves her energy while filling her family’s bellies! Plus she has included a tasty recipe!!
I’m a list maker. My husband thinks it’s hilarious that I’ll add something to my to-do list or grocery shopping list AFTER I’ve done the task or already put the item in the cart, just so I can cross it off
“I feel like I ruin everything.”
Anxiety steamrolled my dear friend again, and she ended up alone in the car, instead of enjoying the view with her family. I replied, “If your husband had cancer and tried to climb the stairs but had to stop because he just couldn’t due to his health, would you feel like he ruined it?” “No.” Of course not! We give others grace where we give ourselves judgment and hate