My Two Most Powerful Tools for Living With Chronic Illness: Acceptance and Gratitude.

As I sit here, I can honestly say that my soul is content. After an ungodly amount of work, our outside sitting area is complete. My dogs are happily playing in their yard and the multitude of birds are singing their collaborative song. I feel abundantly Blessed and immensely grateful. It’s a stark contrast to […]

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There’s No Such Thing As “Status Quo” When You’re Chronically Ill

So what does that title even mean? Last night I had the privilege of receiving some feedback from a reader about how positive I am. My Husband and I laughed and said boy, if only they really knew me, they’d know how much of a curmudgeon I really am. We laughed, but that whole exchange […]

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Ten Ways to Live Life Better With Chronic Illness

Life certainly hasn’t turned out the way I intended, to say the least. And in the beginning, when I was sickest, I was angry and full of pain and disappointment over getting sick. I had a difficult time seeing through the haze of loss and resentment to realize that I still had choices left in […]

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Do You Know How to Find Me?

Wow. I feel absolutely horrendous today. Thank you for letting me tell *you* that to spare telling my poor Husband that for the millionth time. You’re the best! So, while I had every intention of posting today, I just don’t have it in me. Instead, I figured I’d tell you that I will be adding […]

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Inspiration for Today…

Have you ever seen rocks embedded in a tree trunk? How cool is this? I’ve walked by this tree 100 times and never noticed this until yesterday. I had to get up close because I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. Isn’t it beautiful? I love nature. Once again, proof: we can overcome anything. […]

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