I am very careful when choosing vitamins and supplements due to the cost factor and just reducing them to essentials. There are ones I take all the time and certain ones that are extremely beneficial in the winter months. So there are a few essentials I use in the winter for sure. And a few … Continue reading Winter supplements and vitamins
There are times when we are in recovery mode. As I am now. I am tapering off a medication which is flaring my vestibular symptoms. This is severely decreasing my ability to function. At the moment. So I am surviving. That is fine. It is necessary. What I question is whether we think we can … Continue reading Chronic illness: Thriving and surviving
This is my holiday list of great gift ideas for people with chronic illness. I have made lists of great chronic illness products for gifts before and I will link to those. But this is more a list of things that are not specific to us being ill, that are just good ideas for things … Continue reading Chronically ill Christmas gift ideas
When we’re struggling with illness, though, our self-esteem can plummet. We may see ourselves as slow, irritable, unlovable and stuck. Research shows that maintaining positive feelings about ourselves during illness flares can improve both physical and mental well-being. Psychology Today Kristin Neff is a leading researcher on self-compassion according to Psychology Today. Neff has written, "People feel compassion for … Continue reading Chronic illness: Do I have self-compassion?
'Human' by Rag'nBone Man Lyrics I'm only human I'm only—I'm only— I'm only human, human Maybe I'm foolish Maybe I'm blind Thinking I can see through this And see what's behind Got no way to prove it So maybe I'm lying But I'm only human after all I'm only human after all Don't put your … Continue reading Chronic illness: We are only human
I know I am disabled. I know that means I don't have much money and can't help much financially. Or be as productive as I want to be. That I have to rest an insane amount. That I am not very functional. And I cope very well with this low quality of life. I am … Continue reading When you feel like a loser because you’re disabled