Recently, a friend battling similar illnesses I once faced as a result of the “Lyme complex” called & asked if I ever felt like a loser while fighting Lyme disease & issues related to it, as it is something she struggles with greatly currently. (*note, I have not had to seek any treatment for Lyme, … Continue reading Enduring Darkness
Mental pain is quite different from physical pain, and if you are anything like me, you have felt its presence intensely .....It flows into your chest and tightens your muscles with the sorrow and heartbreak stemming from over 600 Saturday nights spent alone within the same four walls....Tweet Mental pain is quite different from physical … Continue reading Mental Pain from Weekends Alone: The “Gap”
Chronic illness can be lonely and isolating. It is not uncommon to lose friends due to chronic illness, but you also forge new relationships with other people dealing with similar issues as yours.
The world constitutes strength as possessing physical power, societal power, and financial power. In illness, we learn great insight and wisdom on this subject. We learn what most do not learn until they are elderly. Strength has nothing to do with muscles, fame, or fortune. It has everything to do with facing unimaginable heartache after … Continue reading Fearless Healing: Finding Strength Within Weakness
Chronic Illness, Feeling Lazy, and The Drive to be Productive Often, when healing from a long term illness, we are quick to beat ourselves up and feel that we are lazy. However, that is not true! Too often, we make the mistake of focusing so much on curing ourselves that our efforts become counterproductive and … Continue reading How To Deal With Feeling Lazy and Unproductive When You Are Sick