Chronic illness can be lonely and isolating. It is not uncommon to lose friends due to chronic illness, but you also forge new relationships with other people dealing with similar issues as yours.
How yoga is beneficial in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Shelley M. White. Yoga is beneficial for post traumatic stress disorder, and for releasing repressed emotions from trauma from the body for various reasons. Yoga helps people with PTSD or trauma related conditions by helping them manage stress levels, calming and balancing the central nervous system so they are less responsive to triggers, aiding in social reintegration, and helping them to come back into their ...
THE WILDNESS OF THE WORLD: Poems From Deep Within the Invisible Realms or Invisible Illness
Remember when you were little, alone in the dark, and a startling noise rattled you to your core? …convincing you a monster or ghost was only moments away from plunging out of your closet door to attack you or drag you away to some horrible place? Did you get up and open your closet, walk … Continue reading Lyme Disease and Fear: The Only Way out Is Through
While enduring a pain filled night induced by the full moon of 2014, along with Bartonella and many other factors, I decided to do something different. Rather than worry about the fact that I must sleep in order to heal, I decided to use it as an opportunity. Either way, I was up with insomnia, … Continue reading Journey Through Pain: Distinguishing Between What Matters and What Doesn’t
Loneliness leads to disease. Disease leads to isolation, and thus loneliness. It's a catch 22. What can we do?
HEADS UP: This is completely unedited and taken from my personal journal and was **WRITTEN AWHILE BACK**. Nonetheless, the fundamental message still rings true. Although I am not as deep in the dark waters of “PANS”, I am still wading my way through —often aimlessly— the murky waters of PANS, relentlessly searching for the shore … Continue reading Life After Lyme When A Co-Infection Gives You PANS/PANDAS : Being An Adult With PANS, No Longer Pretending You Are Perfect Out Of Fear of People Thinking You Are Crazy , & Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
In an effort to understand what it would be like to be the healthy partner in a relationship with a person with a chronic illness, I decided to step back one day and objectively look at the situation as best as I could. This is what I concluded, once viewing relationships where one person is … Continue reading Relationships & Illness: Exploring Our Partner’s Pain
Millions of people struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep. If you’re one of them, you’ve probably already read a lot of advice and tried numerous products. Still sometimes it probably feels like something is missing or that nothing works. Sleep issues run in my family, so over the years I have experimented with tons … Continue reading 8 Tips to Try For Better Sleep TONIGHT
Memory and cognitive dysfunction from chronic Lyme disease and Lyme disease co-infections can be severe. Once the infections have invaded the brain and central nervous system they are capable of causing numerous cognitive deficits, including short and long term memory loss, difficulty retaining new information, compromised ability to read and write, an inability to make … Continue reading Herbs and Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support During Lyme Treatment
Originally Published on Prohealth.com Over the years, I have dealt with both epileptic seizures and “Lyme-induced” seizures –I put the latter in parentheses because I consider Lyme-induced seizures to be a broad term for the non-epileptic seizures experienced by individuals with Lyme disease, as there are many other factors in the Lyme disease complex that … Continue reading Herbs for Seizure Support During Lyme Treatment
The world constitutes strength as possessing physical power, societal power, and financial power. In illness, we learn great insight and wisdom on this subject. We learn what most do not learn until they are elderly. Strength has nothing to do with muscles, fame, or fortune. It has everything to do with facing unimaginable heartache after … Continue reading Fearless Healing: Finding Strength Within Weakness