Are you listening? It is a phrase that we have heard all of our lives. Our parents may have asked us repeatedly throughout childhood… “Are you listening?” “Did you hear me?”. Chances are we were not listening and we had blocked out whatever had been said. Some may even call it selective hearing. Hearing only… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Are You Listening?
In todays world we are constantly connected and plugged in to EVERYTHING that is happening around us. We don’t miss a hot news topic, a funny video, an honest meme or work email. Many of us walk around ALL DAY with our phones on our body. We start our days by instinctually checking the weather… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Unplug to Reconnect
Here we are, we made it through another week!! You are probably finding yourselves shifting back into your routine after the holidays. You may even be trying to hang onto some resolution goals that you made for the new year. Give yourself a pat on the back!! This is one of the hardest week for most… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Being Present in Your Life
Believe it or not; sometimes I forget I am sick. I forget that my body doesn’t allow me to do certain things or multiple things per day. I forget that a walk into the store to grab milk, may be the only thing I can do today or that driving a short distance can take… Continue reading RSVP: No. When my diagnosis makes me a bad friend
I wish I could see past the darkness of tonight. See into the morning light and find some hope to hang onto. This is when I tend to make my biggest moves, take the most risk and scariest leaps from what is familiar because what is familiar is not longer working to better my life.… Continue reading Darkness is Thick Comfort is Jagged
I decided to break this topic into 2 parts that I will cover over the next 2 weeks in my Mindful Monday Series. This being Part I: What are the Dangerous Shoulds in Your Life? & Part II: Should-ing vs. Chronic Illness & Pain. What is with the “Shoulds” anyway? Lets face it, as you… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself
This past week I have been struggling with writing my blog. I have had an intense week of pain shadowed by the inability to write a quick (but fabulous) post. The combination of the two became overwhelming frustrating as I racked my tired and overstimulated brain for an article that would rock the world. Needless… Continue reading the words that heal me