Chronic Illogical

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chronic illogical

First of all, welcome. Second, since you’re going to ask, “Why Chronic Illogical?” Chronic Illogical because there is NOTHING logical about chronic illness. Over the years, I’ve claimed that I don’t care what people think, and for the most part, that is true. But, the terror I felt when the prospect of sharing anything about life inside my body and… Read more »

Tele-Health

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My Happy Place

If ever there was a time to take a good look at telehealth options. I have been using telehealth for my therapy and the usual urgent care needs for about two years. Since we travel full-time, it just made sense. Wherever I am, I have access to my medical professionals. I don’t have to go over my whole history every… Read more »

Embracing the Suck

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Last week a woman I know said that there are people who have it worse than she does so she had no right to complain. She shouldn’t be upset – she should get over it. That triggered something in me; throughout my life, I’ve heard similar things. “There are millions of people who would love to have your life. What… Read more »

Good Enough

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You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you—it’s something inherent.” ~Danielle Koepke You determine your worth. Don’t let others do this… Read more »

Be Kind

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I know now I can get started and take one step at a time. It’s OK that everything doesn’t pour out of me perfectly on the first draft. I’m ready to access and acknowledge my own experiences more openly than before. – Unknown I am reminding myself that small steps forward are still in the right direction. We cannot escape… Read more »

present

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When others seem agitated with you, pause. Is this about you, or is this something else? Maybe it is an emotion that they are expressing about something that has nothing to do with you. Could it be an emotion/event that they are working through, and you happen to be present. If you can not see what you’ve done – don’t… Read more »

karma

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A few days ago, I was killing some time before an appointment wandering around Target. One aisle over, I heard a child scream. It wasn’t the tantrum cry; it wasn’t I don’t feel well cry. It was a cry out in terror. I recognized it from my childhood. As I got closer, I heard a man saying the type of… Read more »

COVID-19 & Mental Health

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CDC - Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

While it is true older and those with compromised immunity are at a higher risk of complications from COVID-19 – but what people aren’t talking about is the panic and anxiety this pandemic is causing with those who have a mental illness. I have Fibromyalgia, so even a common cold can keep me down for weeks. One of the effects… Read more »

HSP – Empath

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“People with the highly sensitive temperament and trait have something that I call ’emotional leadership’ because highly sensitive people cry before other people, we get mad before other people, we are generally more emotionally affected than those without the trait. About 20% of the population have this trait of high sensitivity.” Elaine Aron – The Highly Sensitive Person If you… Read more »