How do you conquer chronic illness?
Today is the final day of National Suicide Prevention Week 2019. I've started so many Facebook posts, only to delete them. I've read so many beautiful things. Tributes, memories, some people write of hope and life, some of the darkness. Now, I borrow this space to share from my perspective - a mom who nearly… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week 2019
Years ago my mom would come home with these face masks and tell me to wear them for dusty jobs. Hauling hay, cleaning the tack shed, stripping the stall, mowing, and more would come with the admonition that it would be better to wear one. Flu season would come with the suggestion to wear one… Continue reading The Changes We Make
I first wrote about content fatigue here. Be sure to catch what I had to say about the over-consumption of media there. Another area in my life where I got bogged down with content fatigue was in regard to chronic illness. I was trying to read every diet plan, exercise plan, healing plan I could… Continue reading Content Fatigue and Chronic Illness
I first heard the term "compassion fatigue" in a meeting for volunteers. It was about not trying to pour from an empty inner cup. Giving is good, but we have to be resting and taking in what we need to have anything to give. Excellent concept - and important for all of us to avoid… Continue reading Content Fatigue
I often think of my kids when they are older. I've done this for as long as I can remember, but looking at our oldest at 20 years old, and our next in line being 13 years old, has really made me consider what life looks like with adult children. One of the things that… Continue reading What I Want Them to Say
Have you heard of the amygdala hijack? It's a term first used by Daniel Goleman - in his book, Emotional Intelligence. Basically, the amygdala hijack is where our emotions overcome us, and our amygdala (responsible for saving us in times of trouble) kicks into over drive. Logic goes out the window, and we are left… Continue reading Why I pause, and why I think you should to.