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

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 …

Wednesday Wisdom – What Causes Unhappiness?

Good morning, world! Today I am going to address an issue with which I've been butting heads frequently - namely, how to deal with "negative emotions" when they arise, RESPONDING to them rather than REACTING and letting them overwhelm me. I am putting "negative emotions" in quotes here because there is a fair amount of … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – What Causes Unhappiness?