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Stories about achieving a new normal for those with a chronic health condition or anyone else needing to slow down

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 10 “My 3 Big Things”

A little round up of my tips on how to get a new life that I’m calling “My 3 Big Things to Finding Freedom in Life”

Ever since getting sick, I’ve somehow managed to continue pursuing my passions and I’ve found unexpected freedom as a result.

So, I thought I would share the 3 big things I’ve done that have led me to finding freedom in my life.

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How I found my new normal

F**k  It.  I’m out.

Once upon a time (in 2016 to be exact), I had been sitting, pondering about officially launching this blog of mine.  I had been holding off going public worrying about how it would affect the work I’d been doing.  Thinking by some miracle my condition would pass (ha).

I didn’t want to look like a fraud (you know, I might roll over one day and be restored back to the manufacturer’s settings??).  But realistically, I had been fooling myself thinking, at that point, that I could resume  a “normal” working life.  Whatever that was anymore.  Dream on. My work had been suffering anyway.  In fact, I had to completely rethink it.

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How to Manage Change when the Future is Unknown

Change isn’t easy, especially when it’s foisted on you and the future is unknown – Here’s “How to Manage Change when the Future is Unknown”

I have written the following post in collaboration with Sam Moss of My Medical Musings and I have referenced some of the posts that Sam has written there.  It makes for powerful reading in terms of what you can do to better manage your personal circumstances when you find yourself in a place of despair.  Her learnings will also help anyone undergoing change when that change is occurring through choice.

Here’s some of her story.

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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.

How to Work with Chronic Illness

“How I Found a Way to Work Despite Chronic Illness”

To look at me is to look at anyone else.

I look like a typical 40 something with the confidence you would expect of someone who has been in her profession for 25 years. If you are talking with me, you would likely also make the assumption that I hold down a full time job. Like everyone else who looks and sounds a bit like me.

Except, I can’t.

To look at me is to look at anyone else. Or is it? Click To Tweet

I share my life with a chronic illness.

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How to Get a New Life – Chapter 9 “What it Means to be Authentic”

Your self worth hinges on your ability to be you. So what does it mean to be authentic?

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” Brene Brown

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How to Get a New Life – Chapter 8 “Finding Your Purpose”

Finding your purpose is crucial to living a better life. Here’s why…

Are you an aimless wanderer in life? Do you ever wonder what you’re meant to be doing with your life? If you feel like you’ve lost your way, then perhaps it’s time you thought about finding your purpose.

Purpose: ‘the reason for which something exists’

What’s all the fuss about purpose?

‘Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose’ Helen Keller

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