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How Acceptance of my Illness Helped me Embrace my Life

Several years in the making, I’ve finally achieved acceptance of my illness and where I am.

It’s not until I fully embraced my health circumstances that I was able to live peacefully with them.

Kayla Kurin: Living well with chronic illness

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

What is the Impact of Living on Too Much Adrenaline?

Are you running around on adrenaline, much like ‘roadrunner’ just running non stop?  Living on too much adrenaline?

Following my own rather large run in with adrenaline and the diagnosis of having dysautonomia and being hyperadrenergic (a-dren-err-gic – I still have problems saying it) I’ve become somewhat interested in the role it plays on the body and thought I would share some of what I know.  So here goes…. Continue reading What is the Impact of Living on Too Much Adrenaline?

Donna Grant: Living well with chronic illness

This week, I would like to introduce you to Donna Grant who lives with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme Disease and writes about her experiences on her February Stars blog.  Here she talks about her experiences and living well with her chronic illness.

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Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 9 “How to Work Differently”

Are you tired of working in a place where you feel your best is not good enough?

Do you dread going into work every day because the environment leaves you feeling sick? Are you in a job you hate? Are you feeling totally burnt out like you’ve been left on the career grill plate too long?

A friend of mine found herself in one of these unfortunate positions, she chose to resign and is now contemplating life. She’s not alone. In fact, finding yourself in this predicament is unfortunately very common place.

So it was with some fervor that I summarized this particular conversation with my friend. The dilemma we mused was how to work differently, to bring in enough (money), doing that thing you love without flogging yourself at the same time.

So, let’s get started..

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Candice Mes: Living well with chronic illness

This week I’d like to introduce Candice Mes. Candice lives in South Africa  and currently works as an Occupational Therapist (OT). She’s walked a long and, at times, very trying road with her health and tells us how she lives well with chronic illness here.

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Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 8 “How Not to Sweat the Small Stuff”

How often do you hear the phrase ‘don’t sweat the small stuff”?

Most heard at a point where you are doing exactly that. And, why? Because all perspective has simply gone flying out the window. You’re juggling too much. You’re in overwhelm. You don’t know which bit to jump on and tackle next.

Small stuff all of a sudden got big.

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