I have fluctuated in my weight from 120 pounds to 170 pounds. And I don't eat any different. I do have hypothyroidism. And we are put on 101 medications that cause weight gain so That is a fun adventure. "Eat when you are hungry. That is your body telling you when it needs food." So … Continue reading Chronic pain: My Diet and exercise
Chronic negative stress does not do a body good. We all know this. Because we have pain and illness and so stress from That plus the life consequences of That causes a boatload of negative stress. We all know our mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical wellbeing, but I don't know … Continue reading Chronic stress and the body
So sometimes us chronic illnesses bloggers write books because bloggers are writers. And we have things to say, man. Lots of things that cannot always be stuffed into a blog post. Anyway, this post if for you guys all to check out some of those books by those bloggers who have. Other times people with … Continue reading 14 Chronic illness books to check out
What I don't like is this 'pursuit of happiness' as an ultimate life goal. It is flawed in design. It is like utopia... it doesn't exist. You will never find it and the quest will make you dissatisfied and miserable. And yet, it is something in our culture we seem to think is perfectly normal. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction
I know, flowers & chocolates are classic. You cannot go wrong with either. And I have on my desk from last year a wee stuffed monkey that when you squeeze it whistles at you. It is there because I love it. But there are just some things I really, really want that are hard to … Continue reading Presents I’d want for Valentine’s Day, Seriously.
Did you know the divorce rate of chronic illness is 75%? Quite a bit higher than the national average. That is because having a chronic illness and being in a relationship with someone with a chronic illness causes a strain and stress. We have to find ways to cope with this as a couple. And … Continue reading 8 Things to know if your partner has a chronic illness