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Getting Stuff Done: How to Be Flexible and Work Around Your Illness

Is it even possible to stay productive with chronic illness? Or are we just doomed to feel like under achievers and pull the blanket up over our heads and give in. It’s awful waking up only to lose days to […]

Chronic Illness Tips #2

If you enjoyed Chronic Illness Tips #1, I hope this second installation is inspiring for you as well. Related posts: The Power of Human Touch..Can it Really Make a Difference in Chronic Illness?

choosing life or death

Choosing Life or Death. Adaptation in Chronic Illness

Choosing life or death. It has finally reached that point. But this isn’t how January is supposed to be. Warmth and coziness. Hot tea and sitting by my fire. These are the things I retreat to as I sit in […]


chronic illness news

Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills

Article From: Science Dailyperson sleeping

Date:  February 9, 2018

Author: Not Listed

Source: De Gruyter

Lay people tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all. It is possible that insomnia itself causes many of the conditions that it is seen as a symptom of. Using previous research that shows that insomnia causes a decrease in blood flow in the front dorsal lobe of the brain, which correlates with depression, the authors seek to establish a link between insomnia and depression. Read more here.

Impact companion animals have on owners

Article From: Science Dailycat and dog

Date: February 9, 2018


Source:  University of Liverpool

A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions.

There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a long-term mental health condition. Read more here.


“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.”


“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

-Maya Angelou

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.”


‘ It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.”


“Health is a crown that the healthy wear, but only the sick can see it”
-Imam Shafi’ee