Finding Purpose in a Chronic Life

A while back I talked about attending a training session to become a Chronic Illness Self-Management Program Leader (that's a mouthful!). If you remember it, I didn't fare so well. The training was two days a week for two weeks and I barely made it through the first day, falling asleep at the end. I …

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Chronic Compromises – When “No” Is A Positive Thing

Chronic illness of any kind comes with it's own set of "rules" in relation to any kind of social activity. This week I learned that  a long awaited "yes" became a very sensible "no". In 2011 (I think) I was accepted into a chronic pain self-management group and I can honestly say that it changed …

Two Creative People Lost To Suicide This Week

Trigger Warning: There are several mentions of suicide and mental illness.  (Photo: Getty Images/Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle) There is no secret to the link between genius/creativity and mental illness. In history Vincent Van Gough, Albert Einstein, Patty Duke, Sir Isaak Newton, Kurt Cobain, Robin Williams, Demi, Lavatto, Michael Phelps, and way too many more …