Posts in Health and Wellness
Stress and chronic illness

Chronic illness is a bitch. I know this first hand.  As someone who has had anxiety and depression on and off for most of my adult life and Fibromyalgia for at least the last five, I know what it’s like to have chronic illness and chronic pain creep into your life, permeate your existence and literally change everything from the shoes you wear to how often you see other humans.  But there are things you can do that will really make a difference...

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Great Expectations - have you made them too great??

We need goals. Something to aspire to and road maps to get there. But what happens if we set our hopes too high? Forcing ourselves into burnout is only one of the consequences of setting our expectations too high… So how do we balance that?   I talk about balance a lot. I also talk to you guys about how I'm not actually super awesome - I'm far from it - I'm just learning too and often I'm learning my lessons out loud.

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Living with Chronic Pain

It really doesn't take long for chronic pain to put you in a dark hole. Prone to depression or not, you can get there quickly when chronic pain is a factor. When your whole body hurts, even things you are meant to enjoy get invaded by the pain. It's pervasive, it's relentless and it doesn't care what mood you're in or how hard you are trying not to feel pain or how hard you are trying to not be afraid of being in pain.

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Sleep: Why i couldn't and why i can now

I used to wake up, without fail, almost every single night. Providing I actually got myself to sleep in the first place, I would lie there in bed thinking about what someone had said that day and then imagine myself saying what I wish I had said, and then their new imaginary response. If only I knew then, what I know now...

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