Them: You are too young to be in this doctor's office. You are too pretty to be using that assistive device. You don't look old. What are you doing using that particular service? Me: Young people are afflicted with conditions too. People are born with conditions & encounter life-changing experiences that affect their health. Believe … Continue reading Invisible Me.
I feel the need to add to this discussion because it is an area that affects my life and many others who experience chronic illness. I wanted to highlight a few areas to consider. Examining these areas may help going forward to increase confidence and regulate emotions. Mental State. Where is your mindset? Has your … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Self-Esteem.
Be Gentle. - with yourself and the process. Experiencing a setback that presents both physical and mental challenge may be difficult, but you have to believe you are capable. Be Patient. Allow each moment to inspire you. Reflect on your accomplishments, no matter how small. Be Open. To use of assistive devices. To support. Any … Continue reading Chronic illness. Tips on Recovery and Restoration
We take our car in for a tune-up when it is in need of repair or routine maintenance but what about our minds. Experiencing a chronic illness is emotionally and mentally draining. Physical demands do not ease up nor does the level of mental exhaustion. If you are anything like me, you have to rely … Continue reading Mind Tuning.
Today's note will highlight tips for occupational wellness. This area may be considered a challenge for those who experience chronic illness. If you are wondering what this occupational wellness stuff is all about, I am glad to point you in the right direction. First of all, let me begin by providing the definition of occupational … Continue reading Wellness – Make it Personal.
For a great deal of my life I have questioned whether I was deserving. Deserving of love. Deserving of care. Deserving of the life I was given. Difficult feeling pass the physical pain. Hearing beyond the insults and carrying the shame. I ponder a bit too much. I shut down from the world feeling frustration. … Continue reading Emotions.