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
When a negative feeling arises, use it. Keep it. Feel it. Become it. Inhale it. Feel it in your heart, lungs, and veins. Tweet Navigating your way through the haze of chronic Lyme disease is a feeling which words do not exist for. You cannot imagine it or describe it, only experience it. It's as … Continue reading Negative Emotions: What Do We Do with Them? How Do We Get through the Hours of Excruciating Pain and Darkness?
After the initial hurt of breaking up with a romantic partner, we have an almost instinctual tendency to remember all of the bad times about the relationship rather than the good ones. Oddly, on the other hand, when illness forces us to break up with the familiarity of our old lives, we have an almost … Continue reading Nostalgia’s Role in Chronic Illness
Tell me, who are you when all else fades away? Tell me, who are you when you receive the heart wrenching diagnosis that promises to dramatically change your life, if not end it all together? Are you the hopeless person who gives up and shrinks away in fear, or are you the one who rises … Continue reading Chronic Illness: Who Are You When All Else Fades Away?