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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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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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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Why Fibro Affects Your Speech

I’m often astounded over the myriad of inexplicable symptoms that come along with Fibro and usually, I never find out what causes them. We typically just throw them into “the Fibro bucket”, which is pretty much bottomless and dismiss them without ever knowing. So it’s really great when you actually get an answer! One such […]

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