Introducing you to Kami Lingren from Living Grace who is a truly beautiful soul. Kami has been diagnosed with Lyme and a handful of other diagnoses, with dizziness, head pain, bone and joint pain as the most debilitating symptoms. At its worst, her list of symptoms from her illness had grown to nearly 80, which she know so many others can relate to. Thankfully she’s been finally improving this year and her symptom list has become much smaller! Find out how she is living well with chronic illness by reading more…
This week I would like to introduce you to Kamilah Howard from Anchoredinhealth.com.
Kamilah has asthma and gluten intolerance. Her asthma symptoms are mostly exercise-induced, which is something she does almost every day. Her gluten intolerance really affects what she eats day to day, but it’s very manageable through a gluten free diet.
I’ve been meaning to write about Kayla for some time. We connected a few months back but it’s taken me some time to sit down and do her justice! Kayla has lived with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/ME since she was 12 years old. Continue reading Kayla Kurin: Living well with chronic illness
This week I would like to welcome Cheyanne from Hospitalprincess.com to the Living Well with Chronic Illness series.
Cheyanne has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type 3, Mast Cell Disease, Dysautonomia/Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Gastroparesis, and Fibromyalgia. The Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is primary, while the others are secondary. The diagnosis that interferes with her life the most is Mast Cell Disease.
Listening to your body and making conscious lifestyle choices will lead you to a calmer existence.
Most of you know the merits of meditation and mindfulness. Enabling quiet pause, reflection and steadiness in the here and now. Allowing worrying thoughts to pass you on by in those precious moments. But what if you could somehow adopt these practices for more than the 10–20 mins you perhaps do it each day? What if you could do it more continuously? What might that look like?
Finding a better life through chronic illness. Say what? Can those two things coexist? For me, they do.
It’s been two years since my wheels came off quite spectacularly. It’s been two years of major body and life discovery. Not only about this health doo dah and what it now means for my life but also how, unbeknowns to me, this health condition had been working its magic in the background prepping me for my big fall.
It had been there all along waiting for its special moment to shine.
If you had asked me two years ago what I thought about meditation, you would have got a scoff, a sniff and even perhaps an eyeball roll.
I had had some experience of trying it before but I often came out wondering what visualising, body scanning and breathing actually did for me (other than the obvious!!).
What I hadn’t appreciated was the calm I often felt during and after doing it. Me thinks now my head was probably just buzzing a bit much for me to see the wood for the trees!! Continue reading Meditating like a mad woman!