Fear, just typing out this word makes me feel anxious. It is an emotion that I struggle with on a continuous basis.
I am sure there are many of you who live with a chronic illness 24/7 who are also in the same boat, and it is not a cruise or a party boat. Instead, it is one that you fear may sink, capsize, or may not make it to your preferred destination.
So my question for you today is, IF you experience fear, how do you handle this emotion?
As always, thank you so very much for stopping by today. I appreciate each and EVERY one of you who visit here, you are a blessing.
Hello wonderful humans, I hope today is treating you well.
My question for you this week is a simple one. Although I try to keep things upbeat, I have learned that one of the ways to heal to the best of our ability is to accept the present situation and go from there.
So, my question for you today is, If you were given the chance to do ONE THING that you are no longer are able to do, what would it be, and have you found a suitable replacement?
Thinking about regrets, it is my guess that every person on this Earth could verbalize at least one thing they wished they had or had not done. It is also my belief that having regrets in life is just part of being human. We live, we learn, and if we never had a regret then I am not sure we would be truly living and/or learning. We make the very best decision we can at the time and hope and pray for the best.
Now we know we can’t go back to re-create our past, but we can think about our future selves. So my question for you today is, “What is something you will regret if you do not complete/accomplish/do in your lifetime?”
~ Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit and comment. Your presence here is a blessing to me and so many others.
I know for many of us, how we can spend our perfect day may have changed over the years. Even if the activities that we can participate in have changed, we can still enjoy OUR lives to the fullest, especially when we are having a good day! So my friends, my question for you this week is, “Describe how you would spend your perfect day?”
~ Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. I hope today is treating you well.
I happy to be bringing you my review of, The Chronic Pain Manual – The really, real manual to painby Nikki Albert. This is my third in a series of six reviews I am doing to promote authors who live with chronic illnesses. You can checkout my first review here and my second one here.
I have start off this review with a confession. I had a draft almost ready to go but decided to trash it and start over. Why would I throw away a perfectly good post; because of all the craziness going on in the world at this moment.
Those of us living with chronic illnesses are on edge, worried about how this is going to affect those of us who are most vulnerable. We NEED to take time to distract ourselves from the constant bombardment of bad news. There is no better way to combat anxiety then with humor, and Nikki serves it up in this book that can be delivered straight to your door! What makes her book so refreshing is that it is written by someone who lives this life and therefore can relate on every level. This manual not only makes fun of all the ridiculousness that surrounds chronic pain, bringing you laugh out loud moments, but also the sense of feeling understood, and this is a beautiful combination.
What made reading her book so ironic is that I finished it while in a 140 degree sauna, roasting my backside off, dripping in sweat, and feeling nauseous, because hey, I have been told it was good for me………..(if you read the book, you will get the irony).
So, take a moment to check out her book on Amazon and if you can’t afford to purchase it, please ask your library to do so. This book will not disappoint those who live the life of chronic illness, and for those who don’t, it will give you a glimpse into what it is like to walk this path.
Now please head over for a visit with Nikki in her neck-of-the-woods at Brainless Blogger. Thank you.
This book was purchased from Amazon using my own funds.
~ wendi is the author of three books and they can be viewed here
Being chronically ill, I tend to worry about money a lot. I try hard to win over the anxiety by reminding myself that God will work it all out and worrying about it does absolutely no good. To also help combat my fear of not having enough money, I live a frugal lifestyle. I make sure my family lives on less and with less in most areas of our lives.
But instead of focusing on what we live without, we can always talk about that later, today’s question focuses on what we do spend money on. There are psychological benefits to spending money on yourself, even if it is just a little bit, for a pick-me-up.
So, the question this week is: What is one thing you regularly spend money on that brings joy into your life?
“Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.” ~ Benjamin Bratt
As the holidays are fast approaching, the subject of food tends to be pushed to the forefront. We start to think about or plan what we would like to eat during the holiday celebrations. Even if we do not celebrate the holidays, the cooler weather, at least here in the North Hemisphere, makes us think about comfort foods.
Being chronically ill, you tend to think a lot about food (or maybe it is just me). Many of us are on special diets and encouraged to suck down endless supplements and medicines while dreaming of being able to eat a gluten and dairy filled pizza (or maybe that is just me too!)
My question for the week is, what food is your go to when you want to eat something that adds a little cheer to your life?
Thank you for sharing! Who knows, you may just “find” your new favorite food.
Welcome back my friends! Thank you so very much for joining me again for our next question on living our best life possible.
The question this week is………what alternative medical treatment(s) or recommendations, if any, have given you positive results?
A traditional medical path has, up to this point, provided minimal relief from any of my chronic illnesses. As a result, I have sought out more non-traditional and alternative medical professionals through this very long and winding path towards (hopefully) healing. But, do to the high cost of alternative medicine, there are many paths that I have yet to explore – but hope to some day.
I have experienced benefits from various supplements, following a grain-free diet, meditation, walking when able, and seeing a medical massage therapist once on month to help with muscle and joint pain.
How about you? Please share your experiences!
~ Please note – no one on here is providing medical advice, we are only sharing personal experiences that have helped us on our journey.