Spring Clean: Spruce up your view!

Today I am going to present you with a spring cleaning idea that you may not have thought of……. sprucing up your view!

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I may visit Fantasyland, but I no longer live in it.

Vacations typically provide us with an escape from our normal lives. And even if just for a few days, we are able to forget about our worries and escape from the life that is wearing us down. However, if we are not careful, our escape to Fantasyland could make returning to reality more painful than before. What the heck am I talking about? Read on…….

May Fitness Buddy Challenge: May The Force Be With Us!

This group is for anyone who needs a little accountability and encouragement to help them stick to their fitness goals. You could have fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disease, arthritis, diabetes, MS, or any other chronic illness. In fact, you don’t even need to be ill. I needed motivation and encouragement before I was chronically ill just as much as I do now!

Why I Fear Doctors, Hospitals, and Test Results

I know my body well. In fact, I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.

How to Plan the Best Summer Vacation Despite Your Chronic Illness

Does the thought of taking a summer vacation get you excited or does it send chills down your spine?  I loved traveling before I became chronically ill.  In addition to yearly Disneyland vacations, I loved exploring new areas in other states or within the ones that I lived in.  Weekend road trips without a destination were my favorites.
Soon after chronic pain became a part of my daily life I began to loathe traveling.