Managing Expectations

I want to make this as brief as I can in order to "train" myself to write shorter posts. For those of us who deal with chronic illness, it is absolutely CRUCIAL that we learn to "manage our expectations." Basically, this means giving up being a blind optimist and giving up being a pessimist based … Continue reading Managing Expectations

Thursday Thought

Here is yet ANOTHER TRULY succinct post! I'm on a roll! *CHEERS!*I think those of us who are "givers" in life - those of us who tend to "give give give" in relationships of any kind - are either the children of abusive parents or narcissistic parents or had some other experience in our early … Continue reading Thursday Thought

“If I Were Healthy …”

There is this little game I like to play with myself when I'm feeling down in the dumps or depressed or just very ill - for functional purposes, I will call it "If I Were Healthy." The idea is that I think back to the days before I was so sick (or, perhaps, the "pauses" … Continue reading “If I Were Healthy …”