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 …


Reblog – Make Your Dash Matter

I find this post very thought-provoking and insightful and definitely worth reading. Am I getting enough out of my dash?


My Loud Bipolar Whispers

“What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash”

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The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend.  He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars..the house…the cash.  What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change?  For you…

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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 …