FREEDOM is the ability to RESPOND to any situation by looking at it antithetically.. If your natural REACTION to a situation is one way, try stepping back and thinking about it in exactly the opposite way. For example, my last post about "helping others help themselves" - that is, knowing first that the person who … Continue reading Friday Freedom
"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
Today I am just writing a short little "blip" about chains of "coincidences;" things to which we often ascribe some kind of "intent" or "meaning" when they occur. When I say this I mean something like if you were to find a $5 bill lying in the middle of "Main Street" and you took that … Continue reading Mindfulness Monday
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 …”
I want to start "categorizing" some of these posts so they are not just the random thoughts based on my "perspective" as a "spoonie;" of course I will continue those kinds of posts, but I thought I would utilize some of the "hashtag"able days of the week ideas here - it is a great way … Continue reading Monday Motivation
I have had a very difficult week (for many reasons - I don't really want to discuss any of them here or now, but I'm sure I will come up with posts with topics that "spin off" the issues with which I have been dealing), so I thought I would write very briefly about why … Continue reading What’s the Point?
Hello! It has been a little too long since I have written - I have had a terribly busy week between moving and having a root canal done that I didn't anticipate having done so quickly (more on that story later ...) - so I just wanted to "pop in" and write a little bit … Continue reading Owner of a Perpetually Broken Heart?