Interrupted by Chronic Pain

Living with my chronic illnesses for as long as I have, you’d think I would be used to having my life interrupted by chronic pain and more….

Why Holiday Timelines Don’t Work with Chronic Illness/Pain

There is nothing normal about living with multiple chronic illnesses. So why do we expect ourselves to adhere to a holiday schedule that many healthy people struggle to keep up with? Today I am sharing why holiday timelines don’t work with chronic illness/pain.

Love Every Move and Stretch You Make

February is the perfect month to declare how much you love every move your body makes despite the challenges your chronic illness creates. Learn to forgive your body when fibromyalgia, arthritis, endometriosis, or another debilitating disease places limitations on your physical abilities.

What if Cinderella had retrieved her glass slipper?

You won’t move forward or enjoy life until you are ready to leave the past behind

Fighting a Chronic Nightmare

Fighting a Chronic Nightmare Nightmares often trigger unwanted emotions.  They may startle us, make us anxious, or terrify us.  Our first instinct may be to distract ourselves by thinking about something else.  However, through the many years of my life I have found dissecting and analyzing them to be more helpful and to my surpriseContinue reading “Fighting a Chronic Nightmare”

Why taking a post trip vacation is necessary for my chronic body

Many of us are exhausted before we hop in the car or board our flights.  The time spent doing laundry, packing, and planning our excursions decreases and sometimes depletes our already limited energy supply. Then there is the trip itself.  No matter how relaxing of a getaway I plan, it is always tiring

Choosing the mode of transportation that will get you to your vacation destination without too much additional pain

Choosing how you will get there is just as important as picking your destination

Just in time for Christmas

Wouldn’t it be great if we knew when a flare was going to hit and how long it was going to last?  But that’s not the reality that my chronically ill friends and I live with. As I write this we are 11 days from Christmas and my spine is throbbing with pain. I shouldContinue reading “Just in time for Christmas”

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