chronic illness, mental health, Self-Esteem

Surfing the waves of chronic physical and mental illness

Trying something new. Blogging on a note-taking app on my phone. I hate typing on my phone....so this will be relatively short. Today I made an analogy on the comment section of another blog about living with mental illness as "surfing the waves." I had said something to the effect of: that is all we… Continue reading Surfing the waves of chronic physical and mental illness

chronic illness, mental health, Self-Esteem

Trying to find hope and usefulness in the dark

Having a Chronic Illness, especially one with never-ending pain is no fun. I usually always phrase things with "you." But I think I will try to phrase this particular posting with "I." I had always assumed (bad, I know) that there is someone, at least one soul, out there feeling the same way. Today I… Continue reading Trying to find hope and usefulness in the dark

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Let’s talk about stigma in the support community, and other ramblings.

             As I stated in my last blog the other day, I have been struggling. So I reached out to a few new groups that said they offer support for people going through like situations. Let's just say it's been a bit anxiety-producing and upsetting. I have tried to offer suggestions… Continue reading Let’s talk about stigma in the support community, and other ramblings.

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Being An Advocate for One’s Health…Never Losing Hope

Hello fine readers of my blog. I had originally, back in December 2017, wanted this to be a blog of wellness and what I utilize with my chronic illnesses to stay well. It is still that, but on a deeper, more personal level. I know there are only a handful of you reading this that… Continue reading Being An Advocate for One’s Health…Never Losing Hope

chronic illness, domestic violence, mental health, Self-Esteem

Let me re-introduce myself…

It's been a month since I last worked on my blog.  Things have been a bit rough with my health and life, in general. For those who know me, or get my blog in your email (thank you!), you know I suffer from at times, debilitating mental health symptoms.  The downs and the "what does… Continue reading Let me re-introduce myself…

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To Fear or Not To Fear

No matter what you fear or do not fear, you will still go down the path. That's what the above quote means---to me, in my opinion.  I really wasn't sure what I wanted to write about tonight. The above is yesterday and today's quote from the new Zen calender I got at Michael's yesterday. Anxiety… Continue reading To Fear or Not To Fear

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Merry Christmas Eve, I am ill.

Chronic illness symptoms can get you at anytime. I was all prepared to do my DIY Christmas present projects, plus more DIY laundry detergent and DIY toothpaste. I had to run to the store for some last minute gifts for my dad, as I got my mom more than my dad. Which is usually what… Continue reading Merry Christmas Eve, I am ill.