4 Simple Steps to Feeling Great Again - Lifestyle changes that STICK

I talk to a lot of people. Which is kind of humorous to me since I’m basically an introvert. But get me going on something I’m passionate about?? Well, that changes everything. Lately I have been asked a lot of questions about where to start when it comes to incorporating more natural components into a wellness plan. We’ve all seen the mass rush toward health and fitness on January 1st, only to see most everyone back to their “normal” before the end of February, right? I think often it comes with trying to do too many things at once, and then we are overwhelmed, and don’t necessarily see all the results we want in a short enough time frame. Yes, set a big goal, but let&rsquo...

[GUEST POST] The Power of Wintergreen Essential Oil

I'd like to welcome Elizabeth from Finding Life's Silver Sun for this awesome blog post and giveaway! Elizabeth is part of my amazing oil family, and I've loved seeing her learn some simple ways to feel better naturally! It’s the age of computers! That also means, unfortunately, that it’s the age of chronic back pain and chronic neck/shoulder tension. Even those that are not stuck to a computer for eight or more hours a day ...

How to handle chronic illness when you overdo it

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How you can avoid the dangers of loneliness

Having a chronic illness can be very isolating. Many times people who have lived an extremely active, social lifestyle find themselves turning down invitations, because going out requires too much. It uses too many spoons, or is too painful, or sometimes they just don’t want to hear, “you’re still sick??” This can lead to some serious feelings of loneliness. I totally get it. Getting hit with an...

Does stubbornness help or hurt chronic illness?

Being both stubborn and chronically ill - when does it help and when does it hurt? I am one of the most stubborn people on the planet. And I hate being wrong. A LOT. And when I do end up giving up on something, I beat myself up over it. When Dave and I were first married (like 2 days married) we both realized that we were equally matched I the stubborn department. We were moving my furniture into the moving truck so I ...

The Reality of Exhaustion & Fatigue

I'd like to welcome Caz from InsvisiblyMe.com with a great post that gives you insight into what people with chronic illnesses struggle with. Make sure you check out her blog and Facebook page and give her some love! What exhaustion and fatigue are not … 1. Laziness – it’s not simply not “wanting” to do something or not being bothered. 2. A temporary state that you can simply overcome with a little positive thinking or an energy drink. 3. Cured by sleep – being “sleep tired” and being exhausted are not mutually exclusive but they’re not the same thing. Getting some Zzzs does not equal a body that’s got energy. 4. An excuse – It’s a reason, not an excuse, for...