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🙌❤ @modestlymessy - "She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put together by her own hands, and a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again. -J.M. Storm A reminder that life isn’t always what it seems and we should be slow to judge. Learn about the story behind this picture at the link in my profile. And of course & most importantly, outfit details are there, as well!" 🍂🍃
We needed to get some fresh air smoke is so thick in northern Cali! Thank God we LIVE by some cool places to visit! Get some needed fresh air and just BEING outside! YES PLEASE no need for HELP with my hair season YAY!!! @ladydizebra @rolling_stoned_mag #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
From Shaniqua to Chloe To Anastasia. Until finally, I took Anastasia to the vet and when we almost left, the vet yelled ‘Anastasia’s a boy!’ 😂 I was like WHAT?! I laughed and then was sad because he had a blinged out name tag from @petsmart and you can’t edit or use white on those 🤣. So now it’s Sebastian because he was very much like Sebastian the crab 🦀 personality wise 😂#LittleMermaid #kitten #kittens #furryfriends #kitty #kittensofinstagram #kittens #cats_of_instagram #catskills
I was VERY inspired by my @starbucks drink the other day. Guess which one it was? 😂 if I was a strawberry goddess I’d make everything in your life sweet 😉🍬🍭 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ I’m still in pain from last nights dinner 🥩. But it was so good!! I didn’t even notice I was having a flare up until my nausea and headaches got much more intense to handle. And my vision started to fade. I thought it was the vanity lights but no. Besides this, its been great 👍🏼. I’ve Ben using my energy as much as possible and I’ve tried to spend less time in bed. And when I start to feel sad, I tell myself ‘no, it’s just pain’ and if it is darkness due to this unique lifestyle, j try to do ANYTHING to distract myself. I’m so close to reorganizing my drawers and that’s the type of shit I dread doing the most 😂. You can’t hit anything or drop anything because BOOM there goes $50+ in the trash 🗑. How are you today? 😗 #Starbucks #Strawberry #Strawberries #FreshStrawberries #StrawberryGoddess #ThisAintHalloween #WeDontSmokeTheSame #Liquidlipstickart #liquidLipstick #spooniesisters #makeupenthusiast #makeupart #fruitbowlart #Fruit #Delicious #lookinlikeasnack #healthysnacks #healthysnack #healthysnacksonthego
Dear sis @abistevens_illustration , I'm finally feeling more hopeful again. I can feel the fog that's been crowding my head finally starting to peel away. I can think clearly for the first time in weeks. I'm sinking back down to earth and I could kiss the ground, if it wasn't so gross. My physical symptoms may not have abated by I am finally in a healthy enough mental space to try and manage them effectively. I think having a dog in the house has helped. Having a big fluff ball around to hug makes everything easier. If you could choose any comfort animal in the world what would you get? I have hope today. I am wishing that you do too 💜 Larry says hiiiiii
Brain fog is the worst! • You know what you’re trying to say but some how the message gets lost on the way from your brain to your mouth. • I mean I get it, it a long trip so it’s easy to get lost, right? 😂 • Or how about when you’re sitting there and seeing life but it’s like you’re behind foggy glass? • Like you can see and hear things but it’s not clear and is kinda muffled. • Am I the only one?
I’m off to hot yoga but can not wait to have my oatmeal for dinner tonight! I have oatmeal every day and could eat it for every meal if I had to! It’s so warm + comforting but full of healthy fibers + carbohydrates to fuel my workouts and keep my belly happy! What are you having for dinner? Me and Nic are big proponents of breakfast for dinner 🙈. . . . . . . . . #spoonie #healthylifestyle #autoimmunediet #wslf #vegansofig #plantbasedathlete #arthritis #organiclife #lululemon #spooniesisters #tiuteam #organic #vegangains #nontoxic #detox #nontoxicliving #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #gastroparesis #medicalmedium #wholefoods #wholefoodplantbased #aip #starchsolution #greenjuice #juicecleanse #chronicpain #rawvegan #invisibleillness #balancedlife
Don't worry if you missed out on my giveaway because you can also find these adorable dog themed prints on my etsy!! (Link in bio.) And even better I'm offering you 15% off until Sunday!! Just use the code THANKSABUNCH when you checkout. These make the perfect stocking filler or christmas gift for any dog lover in your life!! 🎄💖
This right here. I'm just doing my best to keep showing up right now. So many big changes in my life and in the way I'm living it. And I have a lot of related emotional and practical processing to do along with that. It is exhausting and overwhelming. I find myself spending a lot of time NOT PANICKING. . For example, I still have a lot more stuff than I can fit into my Tiny. More than I can also fit onto a big shelf unit in my parents' garage. Do I keep the things I love and that I used a lot before I got so sick, and know I would use again if/when I got better? I've been very money poor my whole adult life. It is hard for me to imagine that I'll be able to afford to replace these things. But I haven't used most of what I own more than a handfull of times in the past five years-- because of my chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and brain fog. I have shelfs full of my favorite reference books from life coaching. But I haven't officially worked in that capacity in a long time. What would you do? Would you let go of what's clogging up the life you have now, or let go of the dreams and goals and hobbies that you've had for decades? I can't see the future. It's taken seven years to go from death's door to occasionally functional-- and there's no guarantee the trend will continue. All these boxes of stuff, all the shelves crammed full in my Tiny, and boxes still on the floor bc I used to have my fingers in so many delicious pies. I've been living here for almost three weeks, and still haven't managed to clear out the crap in the rocking chair so I could sit in it. I'm looking for a counselor to help me think and feel my way thru all this. (But seriously-- what would you do??) And I'm doing just what @sweatpantsandcoffee suggests here. I just didn't know this anxiety and exhaustion was actually bravery until she said so, and it made sense to me. #spooniesisters . What scares or overwhelms you that you are still showing up for in your life these days? 🌱✨❤️
I chose to fight cancer this way, rather then the other! Don't be upset that I seen right through the lies! Hustle after hustle trying to scare me in to complying. I don't know about you but I don't trust liars!!! #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
I find it so important for my sanity to meet up with other spoonies ❤ today was wonderful & I felt the isolation illness sometimes makes me feel slowly fade away. Life is beautiful. Never stop fighting 💪 #myastheniagravis #ehlersdanlossyndrome #spoonies #spooniesisters
Just some basic bitches carrying dogs as handbags.
There's a lot of hard things happening in our nation. I have so many friends going through terrible sorrow and loss. Keep moving forward. Even if the path gets hard to see. These days will not last forever. There is always hope. Always brighter days to come. The path will clear and so will the darkness. Reach out to people for support. Don't go it alone but please do keep moving forward no matter how blocked the path feels. . . . . . #spooniestrong #sorrow #keepmovingforward #autoimmunediseasewarrior #joycomesinthemorning #chronicillnessadvocate #spooniesisters #keepmovingfoward #anewway #youdontlooksick #hopespringseternal #hopeforthefuture #autoimmunehealing #renewyourmind #anewwayofthinking #dontgiveuponyou #captivethoughts #riseup #chronicillnessfighter #spoonietruth #dontgiveupthefight #hopegirl #chronicdiseasewarrior
40 sleeps until CHRISTMAS!! December 6th starts our five birthdays in 11 days including mommies birthday and then SantaPaws comes to see me!! Also big changes coming soon for mommy and we cannot wait to show y’all!! We hope you are doing well and as always We WoofMew✨🐾💛🐾✨ . . . . #loveknowsnospecies #smoothcollie #raredisease #dazzle4rare #hypermobility #invisiblefight #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #chronicallyfabulous #chronicallyawesome #chronicillness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlosgrrrls #ehlersdanlosawareness #ehlersdanlossociety #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #chronicpain #chronicallystrong #zebrastrong #spooniestrong #spoonielife #spooniesisters #chronicpainwarrior #michigan #grandrapids #santapaws #dogsofgr #christmasdecor #woofmew
With the holidays coming up, I know it can be a tricky time for us spoonies. Severe food restrictions or tube feedings, inability to socialize due to symptoms, or feeling the compulsion to push ourselves beyond our limits due to guilt (or because we just want to have FUN for a few moments). How have you adapted? What do you do to lessen the stress? . . . I’m super lucky in that my family is EXTREMELY supportive and understanding of my situation, and they don’t expect me to do ANYTHING that will worsen my symptoms. In fact, they would get really mad at me if I did haha. But that doesn’t take away my inevitable guilt about not being able to help out, or my slight anger about smelling the delicious pies but knowing I can’t even take one bite. I’ve been dealing with this for many years now so I’m very used to it, but would still love to hear your tips & tricks!!😊 . . . . . #spoonies #spoonie #spooniesisters #spoonielife #spoonieproblems #spooniesupport #spooniefamily #spooniecommunity #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #disability #chronicillnesswarrior #potsie #gastroparesis #dysautonomia #autoimmunedisease #ehlersdanlossyndrome #tubie #fibromyalgia #endometriosis #lupus #lymedisease #pcos #chronicfatigue #multiplesclerosis #hypothyroidism #mentalhealth
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Last week was a big step for me, as I started my application for disability benefits. This is called PIP (Personal Independence Payment) in the UK, and is something I've been entitled to my whole life, but have avoided claiming. I've usually had support from family, or been able to find my own way, and felt extra income wasn't needed, at the time. Despite not being able to physically work a 9-5, or 'normal' job, I was fortunate enough to work a bit from home, and just lived frugally the entire time. . Whenever I did press interviews about my work or projects, I always avoided mentioning it. This might sound silly to some of you, 😣 but it was because I didn't want people buying my things, or following me, just because they felt bad/pity for me. I wanted people to like my creations *solely* for what they were, and the value they brought to people's lives. However, at the same time, it felt like I was hiding a big part of my story, of who I was, and who I am. . This is the type of person I've always been; trying to hide the negatives of my life, and take matters into my own hands, even to my own detriment, instead of asking for help! Also, trying to push away my illnesses and disability, because I wanted to be 'independent', and 'go my own way' instead of facing the truth: I'm sick and I need help right now, and there's no shame in that! 👫👬👭
I really loved this outfit - it’s inspired by the 1940’s war-period fashion era and that’s just my favourite ✨ I am really not a fan of trousers, but because tights sometimes hurt my skin I had to find some cool ones that I could dress for the style eras I like so here we are ☺️ . I’m feeling better from my cold, and my body is in a little less pain and the fatigue is better today too 🙌 Now I have to be careful not to undo all the rest I’ve been doing for a week now, mostly because I want to get back to my normal life but a lot because I really need to go see the new Fantastic Beasts Film this weekend 😅🤷🏻‍♀️. . I wrote a really witty post but Instagram deleted it when posting my photo which is so annoying, stop it! 🙄 anyway, I don’t actually remember what it was so for now I leave you with my little update 💖 . . . . . . . . . . #chronicallyfabulous #chronicallyill #chronicallycute #fashion #ootd #selfie #1940s #40s #1950s #50s #vintage #retro #vintagestyle #retrofashion #spoonieproblems #spoonie #chronicillness #invisibleillness #invisibledisability #fibro #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibrowarrior #spooniesisters #beret #flareup #flare #fibroflare
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It’s 🌺 #worldkindnessday 🌺and I want to say a special thank you to these two beauties and so many more who have made my life a kinder place. 💗 Who in your world has always shown you kindness, especially in some of your darker days? . . . . #invisibleillness #spooniesisters #brca2 #narcolepsy #seasonalaffectivedisorder
Dyed hair, chubby and SICK! AUGUST 2015, diagnosed to die May 2016! I'd say I got healthy, NOT OVER medicated, not a opioid addict with minimal help from doctors! They Will let YOU die, either way! I chose to kill my self, that's exactly what I say! No thanks, I'll do the killing here!! Minimal pharma and cancer is gone! PTSD is getting shifted too! Praise God ALWAYS!! #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
I’m not gonna lie...last week was super stressful. Work was really busy so I was doing lots of overtime and going non-stop. It’s so easy to keep moving when your life requires it, but just taking a few seconds to calm your mind and breathe deeply is extremely helpful. Sometimes I look away from what I’m doing, close my eyes, and escape even for a moment. Stress relief, even in short bursts, can make a big difference in your health . How do you handle seemingly inescapable stress? . . . . . . . #luroot #stressrelief #stressmanagement #luroothealth #nursecindy #iammovingforward #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicdisease #spooniewarrior #spoonielife #spooniesisters #anxiety #depression #healthspiration #selfcare #selfmanagement #healthspo #fitspo #fitspiration #beinspired #loveyourself #beencouraged
So, many blessings while going through hell! @black_llama_extracts gave Me hope again in people, and the best medicine! @2chicks209 forever grateful for your patients with me and other cancer victims! And the sweet folks sharing LOVE by making hand made gifts @spread_the_light_369 how can I NOT share what has been happening in my crazy life! @ladydizebra @rolling_stoned_mag #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
Don’t know what I would do without G&G’s comforting cuddles during my flares! Yesterday was very draining with two big flares, and today my pain is still pretty worked up. Just gotta make it through till tomorrow, and my visceral manipulation PT should make it MUCH better!!🤞🏻 But for now, more puppy cuddles🐶💕 Do your pets bring you comfort during bad flares too?? . . . . . #chronicpain #spoonielife #puppycuddles #spoonie #spoonies #chronicpainwarrior #undiagnosed #maythurnersyndrome #gastroparesis #centralsensitization #spooniesisters #spoonieproblems #wheatenterrier #dysautonomia #chiarimalformation #chronicillness #spooniesupport #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #invisibledisability #chronicpainwarrior #therapydog #supportdog #dogsarethebest #spooniesunite #spooniecommunity #potsie #eds #lupus #ehlersdanlossyndrome
I looked like DEATH and NOT one doctor would HELP! I'd say i HAVE good reason to have PTSD caused by OUR doctors in America the land of sheep and MONEY "#reposts This was March 2018, I was in so much pain that I was thinking of doing chemo because the pain was getting out of control! Not wanting chemo a Dr. Could've offered to just radiate and seal up my open wound tumor that would bleed at the slightest movement! I kept it sterile and clean for close to two years! Because of the biopsy, the CANCER spread to ALL my organs! ALL! So, not wanting chemo they'll let you die!!! Getting radiated this past year and getting Tomaxafin saved my LIFE just from not losing blood daily! I HAD MY LUMP FOR OVER THREE YEARS I should've ran from Drs office! So, that's only scratching the surface of the lies and all the BULLSHIT I've been dealing with its still amazing and I'm STILL in shock! But God gets all my PRAISE for giving me another chance at this NEW LIFE!! @ladydizebra @rolling_stoned_mag #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge "
Y’all, can I just be real with you for a minute? I try to keep it all sunshine & rainbows over here but that’s just not my reality right now. At all • 99% of the time I graciously take what life throws at me and do whatever I have to do to handle it - with courage and with a smile • But the other 1%? That’s where things are messy and hard. And that’s where I’m stuck right now. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am sick of being proactive and doing everything “right” only to get screwed over in every direction. I want (desperately need) a break. Not from work. From chronic illness. I want to just have a normal heart rate. I want to wake up in the morning without a headache. I want to stop taking medicine everyday. I want to stop tracking my vitals and being neurotic about my water and salt consumption. I want to go out with friends and not feel sick for days after. I want to stop fighting insurance to cover my care. I want to stop spending all my money on medical bills. I want to stop going to doctors appointments and I want to stop trying to figure this out all on my own • I want someone to tell me that this is temporary. I want to countdown to an end date, any date at which this stops. I need so badly to see a light at the end of the tunnel that feels so endless and daunting. Unfortunately- that’s just not how “chronic” works. At all. • My dream for my 25 year old life sure as hell looked a lot different than my reality. I dreamed of a husband, a cute baby, a sweet little house, and a whole lot of career success. I never dreamed of chronic illness, IV infusions, and managing daily meds. I never dreamed of working 3 jobs to make ends meet. I never dreamed of paying medical bills instead of buying a house • I don’t have answers to most of my questions. I don’t have a light at the end of this tunnel. I don’t have an end date to look forward to. I don’t have a promise that this will ever end. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know WHO holds my future. And so today I’m clinging to the idea that His dreams are better than mine and that his plans are good- even when they feel so so so far from anything “good”.
Remember only two months back, back surgery would be considered LAST RESORT! Makes sense when you know your being used by doctors! ALL a game with our lives! This is the only option from a pain management doctor, knowing my radiologist is scared to prescribe the needed pain pills so NOW its NOT his responsibility, I SENT you to pain management! SORRY just suffer cuz my insane ten bedroom house payment is due! I have serious issues with our doctors and can't shut ME up because others need to wake up! I thought how can I help others, they don't listen to easy meal plans, easy weed help and just easy and cheap cures but nobody listens cuz I'm not charging them MONEY then OK I've tried and will keep trying! @ladydizebra @rolling_stoned_mag #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
I couldn't help but notice the crazy turn over of employees in the CANCER centers! Notice how the only veteran employees are older and know they can't find work as easily as the younger ones! I noticed a lot of weird stuff going on! CANCER IS A MONEY MAKING MACHINE (#repost ) Radation time lapsed! It usually takes 15 minutes. Got to make the best of every situation! God is good and my miracle still has me in shock!! Good shocked!! PTSD has a cure too!! @ravizacharias @thetruthaboutcancer #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
I look so super excited don't I... this is the look when you put your #bestfriend on the bus after accomplishing so very much #adulting I miss her already! 💜 #bff #bopowarrior #anxietylife #anxietywarrior #anxietybrain #spoonies #spooniesisters #spoonie #enby #nonbinary #neurodivergent #depression #dysthymia #bodypositive #bopo #fatpositive #fatposi #nonverbal #endorphindrop
Hello to everybody! Yesterday we went to a business opportunity presentation but we didn't jump onto it as that business would require too much for my physical condition. Today it was a nice day. Went out for some things to do. Happy to dress in style... 😃😁😃#elidabussolin #thankfulforlife #inspirationblog #inspirationblogger #inspirational #inspiration #spooniebusinesswoman #spoonie #spoonielife #spoonielifestyle #spoonies #spoonieproblems #spoonieprobs #spoonieproblem #spooniebusiness #spooniebusinessowner #spooniebusinesses #spooniesisters #spooniesister #spooniestrong
When sometimes you just can’t 🤷‍♀️
God's LOVE is so AMAZING if you just LOVE him, funny how that works! Took me getting this BEAT DOWN to come to my senses, just saying!!! I wish the Christians that were in my life could only realize the damage they do to OUR hearts! I wanted nothing to do with judgemental Christians! I know evil is in our world but Christians wake up! Love is what I'm learning from Jesus not hate! I've learned that wherever I am, its all good because I have JESUS backing me up! Can't go wrong! #spreadthelight #love #nofear #justlove #thetruthaboutcancer #drjamesforsythe #miracles #christians #christianskaters #christianstrong #helpsupportpatients209 #noopiods #dankgirls   #nochemo #spooniesupport #cancerwarrior #mmjpatients #mmjgirls #fcancer 🎀  #spooniesisters #cancerfighter #cannibiscommunity #cannibusculture #nomakeupchallenge
Trying to date when you're: . ▪single mom ▪pushing 40 ▪still live in the hometown you grew up in ▪have a long list of chronic illnesses . You don't wanna settle... But the dating pool is getting pretty shallow, and filled with neck tattoos from prison and dudes who live in their mom's basement because their band is still gonna make it. . Ol' Skeletor here may not even have a heart but at least I can see right through him, know who he is on the inside, get it? Haaaaaaa. . And dating when you have a chronic illness.... they either think you're broken and gross and too much work. Or they have some weird fetish for sick girls. Or they want to save you and be your hero. When all you want is someone to treat you like a normal person yet be understanding when you get tired easier than other people or have doctors appointments and procedures regularly. Sigh. 💛 . Disney princess love stories didn't prepare me for this shit at all, dude. ;) . #singlemomlife #datingmemes #datinginyour30s #singlemomhumor #momlife #beweird #spoonielife #spooniedating #loveisweird #chronicillness #spoonies #spoonie #spooniesisterhood #spooniesisters #spooniestrong #chronicpain #ibs #liverdisease #fibroids #neuropathy #hashimotos #adrenalfatigue #gastritis #stillawesome #chronicallyfabulous #butyoudontlooksick #invisibleillness
Had a little time off of Instagram due to my ptsd being all over the place at the moment. I haven’t been right since my nana took ill in April and then a week ago my mum had a seizure like episode as we were out at our local pub having a meal. It’s scared the life out of me. I’ve been having horrendous nightmares for months and last night I had one of the worst I’ve ever had. I woke up at around 3:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep. Thankfully I had this handsome boy reassuring and calming me! Absolutely adore my puggy son. Hope you’re all well! ❤️ - - - #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #chronicallyill #fibrowarrior #chronicillness #fatigue #raynauds #raynaudsdisease #chronicfatigue #illness #depression #anxiety #ptsd #raynaudsphenomenon #chronicfatiguesyndrome #invisibleillness #spoonie #fibrofighter #spoonielife #spooniesisters #health #butyoudontlooksick #posttraumaticstressdisorder #idontlooksick #ME #CFS #socialanxiety #pain
It’s been fairly #quiet over here . Quiet and my posting is #inconsistent as always. My health makes me feel inconsistent with lots of things, as soon as I get into something a crisis happens and I take time out to recover and regather. 🍁 🍃 🍂 BUT here comes the revelation! I’m not inconsistent at all. In fact I always show up here on a weekly basis or more. I’m slower than some and don’t post daily but I take time to consider and love the bits I do share. Life is too fast and too full of information sometimes, I like the gift of being able to do it at my pace. 🍂🍃🍁 Today I’ve been inspired by @hanbullivant stories about #disconnecting from the need to buy and consume. So I’m going through my emails and unsubscribing from every email that encourages me to buy. For years I’ve made Christmas presents for my friends and family instead of buying. And if I do buy it’s 90% from artists or makers I love and want to support. I started making my presents in September this year and I love the slow and sporadic process of planning, creating and finishing my treasured gifts. 🍁🍃🍂 Oh and the picture is just because. Just because nature is slow, inconsistent and always shows up.
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Imagine...having this kitchen... a dream... what so surprises me is in the interview the owners (like they are the people who live and own this amazing kitchen and house!) Are dreaming about their next house and they are looking for it in concrete. They so really want to go live in France and they have all plans for how their new house must be. Where do you start dreaming when your life already is a dream? I don t want to judge, but I am surprised and don t understand... I myself feel deeply blessed and my cup runneth over😊. I live in a peacepul country, where there is wellfare like enough to eat and drink, healthcare (apart from denied illnesses healthcare is good enough). I have a fantastic house with in it what I need and I am loved by my husband and dog. I so love to read my books. I so love nature and above all I am with Jesus. Life is good as it is. Even with the being ill, still it is a blessed life. I don t have big dreams, for my life already is a dream. #blessed #christianity #thankful #jesushealsallwounds #jesussaves #jesushealsthebrokenhearted #godgotthis #healinginjesusname #spooniesupport #spooniewarrior #spooniesproblems #spooniesisters #spooniesisterhood #wherethetiredgirlsare #lymefighter #lymewarrior #lymelife #lyme
After-breakfast-second-cupacoffee. Mmmmm. Starting slowly. There is a very tiny headache left. Not a big deal, but just making me alert how necessary rest is, because it is sitting there being ready to grow and bump my wellbeing into bursts! I have much tension in my body, I already relaxed shoulers and neck a 10 time, taking deep breaths. I had a heavy medical appointment yesterday. It went well, I did well, but I can feel all the emotions being put in my body, which make me wear my shoulders high etc. . So I am starting slowly by reading a few pages, cuddling the dog and look into my favorite magazine.😃👏☕🐾 #blessed #christianity #thankful #jesushealsallwounds #jesussaves #jesushealsthebrokenhearted #godgotthis #healinginjesusname #spooniesupport #spooniewarrior #spooniesproblems #spooniesisters #spooniesisterhood #wherethetiredgirlsare #lymefighter #lymewarrior #lymelife #lyme #reading #lovetoread #coffeefirst #coffeetime #coffeeoclock
Pack. Unpack. Pack. Unpack. The grind of living out of a suit case for over a month. I haven’t done this in over 10 years and that was with a 25 year old’s body, energy, and no autoimmune conditions to make it happen. _ I made it🙌🏻. It all ended with a horrible cold that took me out of commission for over a week. One. Nasty. Cold. BUT. I made it! _ Over the next few days, I’m going to give some tips and tricks for what’s helped me stay sane (and get prepared for my next trip to Mayo). _ My first life saver is this ap - podcasts. When I’m sick, having a flare up and busy unexpectedly, this sucker saves my bacon (and my sanity). Being sick is draining. Being fatigued is exhausting. Being secluded is lonely. Sometimes the loneliness can get so real. One of my defenses against loneliness is this. I load it with lots of good info to help me make it through. _ Sometimes it’s just a funny news quiz show. Other times its a really great sermon. Then there’s the personal development series that gives me good tips to utilize my time well when I’m feeling good. And then there’s the ones with stories. So. Many. Options. _ Shorter segments are one big reason I’ve found it so helpful. My attention span when I’m not feeling well seems to be shorter, so the format is nice for keeping my attention and not losing it. _ I’m also afraid of losing my mind to these Illnesses. I once dreamed of getting my masters to run my a non-profit to help widows and orphans, but my brain can only handle so much. These help me keep my brain engaged and that’s encouraging. _ How do you help with the boredom, loneliness and mind- numbing effect of chronic illness?! I’d love to hear your tips and tricks! #chronicillness #chronicdisease #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniesisters #fibromyalgia #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #pelvicpain #choosejoy #choosingjoy #workingtowardwellness
🕊💝😊 @marysjoyfuljourney - "(OLD PIC NOT IN THE HOSPITAL!) // We don’t always get answers when we want them. We don’t always get what we want when we want it. God’s timing is not our own. If it were up to me, I’d know why my lungs are weak. I’d know why my chest hurts. I’d know why it’s so hard to simply breathe. I’d have a fix. For some reason, God has me in a season of waiting. I am learning to trust in Him, to rely fully on His strength, and to be thankful for every moment. My body is exhausted and working a full-time job of fighting, but I know God will make beauty from this. So maybe you are in an unknown, waiting season too. I wish I could promise you that you will have answers soon, but I can’t because I don’t and I don’t know if I ever will. I can promise you that God is good even when life doesn’t seem to be. It’s all a part of His plan. It’s for a season. You will make it through and you can do it. God didn’t bring you this far to only bring you this far. He has good in store!:
· ◈ MOVING ON ◈ · · Moving on is not the same as giving up! And frankly, no shame either way. Giving up happens. We preach "never give up" and "don't let yourself down." · · You know what? I've learned the most from my own suffering. From pain that could have been avoided, given situations and choices I now would do or approach differently. · · The times I've given up on myself were heartbreaking and gut-wrenching. They are times I used to be ashamed of. · · Funny enough, the same feelings of heart break and punches to the gut I have experienced while moving on. I gave it my all and it didn't go as planned. That's okay and it's okay to feel the feelings. · · Again.. IT'S OKAY TO FEEL ALL THE FEELINGS. The only way out is through. And for me, that involves a rollercoaster of emotions. · · Now that I have so much SELF-LOVE, I won't let anything or anyone derail my life. I still experience heartbreak, wounds, and the emotional ups and downs. I know the feeling will pass and I know that none of this will kill me. · · I am moving on from old patterns that no longer resonate with my soul. I do so with gratitude, love, and forgiveness as I wouldn't be who I am today without the previous versions of myself. · · I see my worth and I still don't have most of anything "figured out". To those that do, 😂 · · The Universe ALWAYS has other plans. Surrendering and embracing the unknown, and allowing the chaotic and beautiful thing we call life...to unfold. · ♥❥♥ Elysha Michelle ♥❥♥ · · #embracechange #perspectiveiseverything #mindsetmatters #selfloveisthebestlove #morethanlyme #breastcancerawareness #fuckcancer #growthroughwhatyougothrough #attitudeofgratitude #gratefulheart
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