How do You Cultivate a Rich Inner Life? Sep 24, 2019

In Gabor Maté’s book When the Body Says, “No,” he talks about the onset of some illnesses like cancer and autoimmune diseases as having a traceable connection to the propensity of “stuffing” negative emotions...

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Dealing with the Isolation of Chronic Illness Sep 17, 2019

 Prior to getting sick, I was an extrovert’s extrovert.  I was a people person who got my needs met by being around people.  When my energy was flagging, I was typically recharged by (you guessed it) being around people. ...

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How did You Get Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Sep 10, 2019

Chronic fatigue, it sounds like something we’re all suffering from, right?  It seems like everyone is functioning on too little sleep, getting by on fumes, hitting the weekend too tired, stressed, and worn out.  Fatigue seems to be...

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How do You Manage Your Food Needs and Chronic Illness? Sep 04, 2019

I’ve mentioned on my YouTube channel that I feel best when I am mostly eating whole foods – fruits and vegetables, avoiding grains, starches, legumes/beans, and processed foods.   I am not impeccable in my eating.  There...

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How do You Manage Brain Fog? Aug 27, 2019

Brain fog, the vernacular for the dense cloud that muddies our thinking.  It seems to go along with chronic illness like summer follows spring.  I notice it settling in as I grow more tired or as my pain ramps up.  But I can also...

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How do You Manage the Guilt of Chronic Illness? Aug 20, 2019

As I discussed in my last post, “Do you have a lot of guilt with chronic illness?” guilt and chronic illness are good friends.  They circle one another and are familiar traveling companions.  If you experience chronic...

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