I don’t believe in victim mentality, but what what do you call yourself when you’re a constant target living in fear? Right now I aim for surviving in this environment until I can say, “That was the old me. That doesn’t happen anymore. We don’t live there anymore. We don’t talk to ourselves like that. I survived that. I am not a victim, I am a survivor.”
How I’m getting through the night with some new age techniques.
I’ve begun doing affirmations in the morning and evening. Finally, for the first time in weeks, I was able to do a yoga routine yesterday morning. The happy feelers were abuzz and I knew the sun was shining on me. I was absolutely not going to waste this gift of a day sulking in bedContinue reading “My Identity Outside Chronic Illness: Simple Vanilla Cake”
The positives of living with a chronic illness.
My review of You Can Heal Your Life and my experience picking professionals brains for book suggestions to add to my fibromyalgia book list.
Why it’s important to listen to your positive and negative emotions when you have a chronic illness.
Recently I had a class in which I looked stupid. This is normal for most people but as an introvert who hung out in the back of the class in class sizes of 300 people I usually didn’t have to talk, being put in the spotlight was never something I was used to. I amContinue reading “Linguistics, Identities, Marginality, and Chronic Illness”
How to use technology to communicate with your doctor to gain respect and obtain the results you need from your doctors visits.
How to have personal style and comfort with chronic illness.