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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Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe for Dogs

Meet Oliver…..Oliver is a Schnauzer Mix Rescue, who also happens to be an Angel in a fur suit. ❤ We also have a second dog, Lola, whom I also love dearly. But Oliver is my dog, while Lola’s favorites are my Husband and youngest Son. Oliver saved my life, when I saved him in 2016, […]

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Managing the Unending Nausea of Fibro and CFS

Two years ago, I had agonizing back pain that would not respond to any treatment. I was completely incapacitated with pain. We saw a Spinal Specialist at one of the big hospitals and I can remember my Husband explaining to him that if we could just improve my back pain, that my quality of life […]

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The Blogs and Bloggers I Follow as a Chronic Illness Blogger

Long before I began blogging, I was following Blogs about Chronic Illness/Pain, Fibro and CFS/ME. Over the years, I have come across some really great Blogs and met some really great Bloggers. So I wanted to introduce you to them. I am so grateful to have found a plethora of information and encouragement, over the […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Chronic Illness

In the seven years since I’ve gotten sick, I’ve tried at least a few “diets” to improve my Chronic Illness: gluten free, the arthritis diet, eliminating caffeine and salt, veganism (no flesh, dairy or refined sugar) and an ultimate return to eating meat. So it’s easy to see why I was resistant to agreeing to […]

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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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Pain Pals Monday Magic-Inspiring Blogs

I was so excited to be included in Pain Pal’s, Monday Magic-Inspiring Blogs yesterday-what an honor!! Here is the link: Please pop over to her Blog and read some of her really great content . You can also check out some of the Blogs she listed in that post. Share the love and like, comment […]

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22 Lesser Known Facts About Fibro

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to stay apprised of new information surrounding your illness(es). Sometimes, it seems like I never see anything new and oftentimes, it seems the data I read is just somehow recycled; one site to another. So I spent some time (okay, a lot of time) gathering facts that, maybe, […]

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