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Body Betrayal: How to Find Gratitude and Happiness While Coping w/ Chronic Pain or Illness

This disease called Avascular Necrosis is a terrible one especially when your dealing with multifocal avn.

I am grateful to only have it in one joint

All chronic conditions that change our life and lifestyle suck and if we're not careful depression could easily take over and we lose sight of the beautiful spiritual being we are on this human journey called life.

I understand it can be depressing, being on a fixed income blows, I understand you may not be able to do the same things as before but your still the kind loving person you always were.

Don't let the pain consume your every thought.

Don't ever doubt that you have a purpose we all have a purpose in life and sometimes it will change somehow we are going through this for a reason. I'm not sure what that reason is but we were all put on this path for something.

Maybe we are going through this instead of dealing with something worse.

Do you like to write? draw? paint? poetry? craft?

I personally love photography

Are you able to still drive?

What is the one thing that could help make your life easier?

I always think of this quote when I am sad in pain and missing my old "normal " life.
Now I have a new normal

As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.”
Eckhart Tolle

Up until the past year , I also often felt betrayed by my body. It was always breaking down, leaving me frustrated and pissed off.

No one else around me seemed to have as many problems.

Each moment we are in chronic pain or dealing with illness, we can choose our attitude toward it. I know pain is a bitch and it sucks and we can't do the things we used to. But maybe we have to focus on the things we can do and celebrate small victories vs beating ourselves up for things we are unable to do.

So I wanted to share a few small tips I’ve learned along the way

1. Do what you can.
Focusing on all the ways you are limited brings on a case of the “poor me’s” lickety split. “Poor-me-land” is the most unfun place ever so get outta there as quick as you can and hop on the gratitude train.
Seriously. Focusing on what you can do gives you more inner peace, keeps you grounded, and inspires you to take action.

2. Don’t do what you can’t.
Being a martyr and pushing yourself to try to appear less weak to yourself or others is a recipe for disaster. So don’t try to be a hero. If it hurts or it will hurt, and you hear yourself saying, “I should” or “Screw it, I’m doing it anyway” that means your inner critic has barged in and is running the show.
The best way I’ve learned to deal with mine is to banish to a sofa.
As weird as this may sound, it’s my way of calming down.
Then I have the grace to give myself a break.

3. Stop trying to heal.
I know it sounds weird, but hear me out. The idea of “healing” brings to my mind someone who is sick, broken, less than good enough.

What if instead of trying to heal yourself, ask yourself if you treat your body with absolute kindness?
What would that look like?
Of course you may still need to see health practitioners, but your intention shifts from getting someone to fix what is broken, to the ultimate in self-nurturing.

4. Meditate.
I don’t think there is a person alive who couldn’t benefit from meditation.This is really true for anyone experiencing chronic pain.
If you are unsure how message me.

5. Invest as much as you can in your health.
Eat as well as you can afford.
Get enough sleep
Rest when your body needs rest. You must laugh at least once a day. See your doctor and take your meds as directed.

6. Nourish yourself.
When I feel like crap or am in pain it’s so easy to eat sugary foods or chips to comfort myself and it's quick. Who wants to cook when your in pain

But it always backfires because I end up feeling empty and drained after the rushing sugar or carb high. When I choose food that I know my body will love me for, it helps me by putting more energy into healing itself. I feel more alive when I eat healthy.

7. Find pleasure.
Illness is a drag, no doubt about it. But humor and pleasure are incredibly healing. Surround yourself with as much pleasure as you can. It doesn’t have to be grandiose or expensive.
Simple pleasures every day can help alleviate suffering, whether it’s watching a comedy, crocheting, painting,using your favorite tea cup, being in nature, reading a good novel or listening to your favorite cd.

Whatever works for you.
Write a list of your favorite things, because sometimes we forget in the moment, and reminding ourselves of the fun stuff helps us do a 180 toward joy.

We have to every single day get up tell ourself how wonderful we are compliment your kids.
Celebrating the small things we can do will help us take our mind of what we can't do.

Your life style may have changed but your still a beautiful spiritual being on a human journey.
We cannot lose sight of how great we are pain or no pain.

Good Comedians to laugh at
Ralph May.
Katt Williams
Jay Larson
Ali Wong
Ellen De generous
Janeane Garofalo

Relaxation and meditation sounds
You
https://youtu.be/luRkeDCoxZ4

I may have days may pain takes over and my plans have to change.
But I am grateful for I was allowed another day to start again and appreciate my family and friends

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#Blessed30Challenge

Good Glorious Morning Everyone 

I am blessed to see another day and enjoy this delicious cup of coffee.  


The #Blessed30Challenge translates to 30 days of positive and joyful living. 

With the hustle and bustle of the day today it can be hard to remember how blessed all of us are.

 A lack of faith and gratitude can impact us physically and mentally in a major way. 

Pick a Restart Day
While many of us assume a day of rest has to fall on the weekend, schedules can vary and some people may prefer to unplug during the middle of the week. 

Choose the day that suits you best and make it part of your regular routine.



Today write down 3 people you love

Write three things your grateful for

And three ways you can show kindness to others. Or help others. 


I love my                                                      Daughter                                                       Granddaughter                                               Husband 




I’m grateful for.                                          Being able to handle stress.                   For the beautiful day.                           Coffee




Kindnesses To Others

No negative social media comments or posts.    Praise others when ever possible.                                            Leave a note for someone you love  




#Blessed30

#StressedToBlessed

#ChronicallyGrateful

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Faithful Friday From Stressed to Blessed!

Faithful Friday! From Stressed to Blessed
Ways to take care of you

Keep showing up and you will see and feel a difference in your life


Step one

Stop Complaining

For 30 days 

Things you complain about stop.
How to flip the negatives

1 don’t get paid enough: Instead thank god your working

2 I’m gaining weight : Instead put yourself on notice you will eat healthier. Just Look how beautiful you are.

3 My bones hurt : Instead say I am so glad I am alive to live and feel another day.

Gratitude List!!

Be Grateful for everything!
When we get on social media post something we’re grateful for everyday!

Week One.                                                   Gratitude 


Week Two.                                                          Detox your environment 



Week Three.                                            Spiritual detox.   Replace 30 minutes if tech time with a simple act of kindness 

Week Four:   Work on your Temple.          We fuel our soul let’s not forget to honor & take care of the temple

Stay tuned for more!!

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#StressedToBlessed

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