5 Tips for Everyday Cooking with Chronic Fatigue

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Whatever challenges you’re facing in your own life you can: own it, honor it, and have fun with it.

If you’ve experienced chronic illness or fatigue, you know that cooking meals from scratch isn’t always an easy. Especially when navigating medical treatments and symptom flare-ups, maintaining a healing diet while healing can be a challenge. But real food is real medicine, so making nourishing meals has always been a top priority for me.

Easy to make (and digest!) recipes are staples in our home, as is self-care. So here’s my tips for everyday cooking while navigating chronic illness and chronic fatigue…  Continue reading

Chronic Illness & The Healing Power of Community & Kindness

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My pain was unusually high that day. Wonderhubs came home to find me curled up & crying on the living room floor. It was an all too familiar scene, but thankfully one that’s become increasingly infrequent. Thanks to my ongoing healing efforts, I have good days now; I also still have hard days. This was decidedly the latter. 

Or so I thought until I saw the package I’d received, which Wonderhubs had brought in for me. Wiping my eyes on the back of my sleeve (I keep it classy) I pried open the packing tape. Inside was a Lyme Don’t Kill My Vibe tote bag by friend & fellow Lyme Superhero, Melissa Cox (www.lipstickwarpaint.org) along with a card that concluded with the words, “P.P.S. Thank you for helping to heal this world.”  Continue reading…

Chronic Lyme Disease & the Gifts of a Minimalist Christmas

_frameXmasfirst75We almost didn’t get a Christmas tree this year. For two very simple reasons: we are both exhausted and broke. Pretty food pictures and colorful blogging aside, this is our Lyme reality. All the optimism in the world doesn’t change the fact that healing serious illness is tough. Tougher than most people could ever imagine. It takes it’s toll, and it’s certainly taken its toll on us.

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Chronic Illness + Becoming Familiar With Fear

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For the longest time it hadn’t occurred to me that I was brave. When someone would comment on my perceived bravery in the face of chronic illness and long term healing, I would ask myself, “Is this true?” I began to wonder if I was indeed brave, despite not feeling it.

Whenever I’m looking for an answer, I start by asking a question. In this case, What does it really mean to be brave? Why is it that others saw courage within me, and more important, why is it that I hadn’t seen it in myself? Continue Reading…