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Gut Confession: The story I never told

Forward: I am working hard to overcome the irrational shame that I have felt throughout my life. Shame that has hurt me and has been a source of great pain and hardship. 2,065 more words

My Life

Step by Step

For the past two weeks, I have been trying out a rather rigid routine for the dogs that has required me to walk a great deal more than I was. 482 more words

Life With PLS

Beauty in the Ordinary, Thankful Thoughts-- Week 2

This past week has been full of beautiful moments. My illness has cooperated with my plans more than usual, so I’ve been able to do more outside of the house. 615 more words

Self-Care and Chronic Illness

Today I want to share some tools for bringing joy into your life. We all need encouragement, and sometimes it can be best to seek it out for ourselves instead of waiting for it to somehow come along. 589 more words

Thankful Thoughts-- Week 1

I’ve been taking a class entitled “The Science of Happiness” through EdX.org. It has been a great experience for me, since I can learn from home at no cost. 481 more words

Stepping Back to Move Forward

One of my strengths is that I view the world in terms of what is possible.  One of my weaknesses is that I don’t focus enough on what is.  605 more words

Living With Illness

Presents in the Presence

Each week at work, one of the dogs and I help to facilitate a guided meditation/imagery group at work. It seems that each week, I am reminded of some important tidbit that I may have forgotten or that I haven’t been putting into practice. 555 more words

Moving Forward