When Did You Last Take a Rest Break?

When Did You Last Take a Rest Break?

When Did You Last Take a Rest Break? A ‘rest break?’ I hear you ask. Yes, a planned break from everything. A calendar that’s free of appointments, including all things medical, a schedule that’s clear of commitments for a week, maybe even two. Some might...
Do You Need to Prove Yourself?

Do You Need to Prove Yourself?

If you knew you had nothing to prove, what would you do differently? Have you ever felt you need to prove yourself? I spent years either hiding I was sick because I thought I had to prove it and proving it was too much effort—I didn’t look ill. I went about my...
Your Perfectionism Does Not Make You Perfect

Your Perfectionism Does Not Make You Perfect

Do you strive for perfection, and feel disappointed that you achieve it?  Do you find yourself putting things off because you can’t do them perfectly? Or worse, never sharing the things you do because you’re not convinced they’re perfect? Hello, my...
Do You Cry Enough?

Do You Cry Enough?

I have learned the amazing value of having a big cry in the last few years. In 2013 I had my most recent major surgery, a small bowel resection, and things went seriously wrong. I was fine throughout the operation, but when I came out of the Operating Room and into...
Are Your Relationships Good For You?

Are Your Relationships Good For You?

Relationships; lovers, friends, family, are a beautiful part of humanity but sometimes present challenges as we move through our life. I love this line from a poem with no attributed author, “People come into your path for a reason, a season or a...
What You Can Do Today and Every Day

What You Can Do Today and Every Day

Do you always focus on what you CAN do, or do you get caught up on all the things you can’t do? When people find out I live with chronic illness, they often exclaim, “But you do so much!” Yes, I do a lot. Yet I’m conscious to not run myself...