Healing in an unhealed culture is hard. It is WILDLY counter-cultural to follow a healing diet and lifestyle. In a society dominated by corporate advertising, rampant consumerism, constant distraction, and the politics of division, it is RADICAL to choose to heal ourselves and support others. Continue reading “Hope Quotes: Healing in an Unhealed Culture”→
Flare ups and set backs happen. With the practice I share in this post, you’ll be able to discover dozens of ways in which your flare up can actually help you move forward into greater wellness. Don’t believe me? Try it! Continue reading “Moving Forward After a Flare Up”→
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 and 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…
My husband and I have been together for almost 11 years. For the last 7 of them chronic illness has affected our relationship, but it hasn’t changed our love.
In a partnership like marriage, when one person lives with chronic illness, both people end up hurting, even if it’s in different ways. When I first became severely ill, I was unable to look beyond my own suffering to recognize that it wasn’t mine alone.
True, I was the one feeling the physical pain, but suffering is different from pain. Suffering has a mental quality to it, and includes the emotional states of fear, grief, anger, disappointment, guilt, frustration, hopelessness and so on.