12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas

I hesitated to even write this blog post. Everywhere we look are Christmas ideas and suggestions from everyone. However, you never can tell when you may spot an idea you hadn’t yet thought of. While I am a “spoonie” (still looking for a replacement for that dreadful word), I am also still a woman who […]

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Validating The Complexities of Illness

Often, the true complexities of living with chronic illness are overlooked or never addressed. But just because that happens, doesn’t mean it should.

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Sick From Showering (With Fibro)? This Might be Why.

It near never fails. I’m having a good pain/symptom day and am excited to get some things done. I hop in a shower and like clockwork, halfway through the symptoms start. By the time I finally manage to get dressed, I need to lie down. I’m dizzy, have vertigo, am light headed and nauseous, again. […]

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Chronic Illness Is…..

Chronic illness is not just constantly being sick. It is fearing that “this” spell will be the one that lands you bedridden for a year, again.It is being treated like a hypochondriac by Doctors.It is losing all trust and confidence in yourself.It is being delivered life altering diagnoses, coming to grips with them and then […]

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Feeling Unmotivated? 17 Tips To Beat “The Lazies”

Oh boy. Who here struggles with feeling unmotivated? Raise your hand! I just raised both. The other day I was texting with my best friend Sue and I asked her if she struggles with motivation; because not only is Sue full of energy, but she’s also healthy. I feel like I often forget what it […]

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10 Affordable Ways to Brighten That Room You Never Leave!

Most of us, (that I know), that are chronically ill are either mostly home bound or at least spend an awful lot of time there. As such, it can get pretty gloomy and disheartening. I certainly know I suffer from the doldrums when I’m stuck on the couch constantly. A couple years ago, during a […]

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The Art of Letting Go When You’re Sick

After a year long hiatus, I recently returned to therapy. And one of the first things my Therapist asked me was if I had finally let go of looking for jobs. It was something I did, almost weekly, for many years after becoming too sick to work. Inevitably, it always made me feel worse, not […]

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