The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”

Who ever would have thought I would be quoting "Gossip Girl?!" But here I am and here it is - something to think about in many contexts - "It's not the secrets that cause the problems; it's the assumptions that people make about them." This doesn't apply just to "secrets;" it applies to relationships we … Continue reading The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”

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Wednesday Wisdom – Spending Money

Money is a difficult subject for just about everyone. Talking about "financial success" and spending or even just having money, however, can be a topic that brings absolute panic to someone with chronic illness - it certainly does for me. Aside from chronic illness itself - that is, thinking about how I feel in the … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – Spending Money

Sunday Thought …

I realize there is not alliteration going on with this post, but I have been thinking about something I have advised others NOT to do and yet I have found myself doing - that is, "snooping" on Facebook (not really "snooping" as much as just LOOKING) and inadvertently comparing myself and my life with others … Continue reading Sunday Thought …

“Flip It!” Friday

I have been experiencing some personal difficulties lately with a "private project;" it is something I do not really discuss with anyone but suffice it to say that it is something I dread and something that entails the firm utilization of "NEVER AGAIN!" - and I am NOT a person who does well with the … Continue reading “Flip It!” Friday

Tuesday Tip

"“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. "~Maya AngelouThis is one of those quotes that's hitting very close to home lately. I started writing a post about the importance of going with your "gut" instinct - a topic which ties into this quote very closely. There are so many implications … Continue reading Tuesday Tip

“Tautology” Tuesday – “Know Thyself …”

Those of us with chronic illness often tend to be incredibly introspective - I think this is in and of itself a sort of "tautology" insofar as when we are very ill, we cannot really "do" much but think. I know this is particularly true when I am experiencing a severe flare - I cannot … Continue reading “Tautology” Tuesday – “Know Thyself …”

Monday Mantra

"I am not synonymous with my illness(es)."This is an important one. After years and years of dealing with chronic illness, it often starts to feel like we ARE our disease(s). However, there is a YOU (and a ME!) that is SO MUCH MORE THAN OUR ILLNESS(ES)! We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by what … Continue reading Monday Mantra