How to be a Hermit

My New Year’s Resolution: Compassion

I am reading 'How to be Sick' by Toni Bernhard and there was one section that hit me. Having compassion for ourselves being sick. Here are some quotes to think about: "When cultivating¬† a compassionate mental state, sometimes I look for words that address the source of the suffering, anguish or stress. The source, of … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution: Compassion

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Denial and Chronic Illness

Denial is the first stage of chronic illness. But don't you believe for one second it doesn't rear its head again and again. Coping is a process, not an end game, so it can crop up at any time. Denial, in the beginning, is a sort of denial this will affect our lives. Denial it … Continue reading Denial and Chronic Illness