Being Social with Chronic Illness

Being invited My daughter nudged me about my interest in going to see a show at the casino. Then when I said I could be interested, she asked me if I wanted to go with her. Being asked to go anywhere with her always makes me feel like I was asked by one of the…

Once We Stop Moving, We Stop Living

A Belgian team started out to set a benchmark for significant improvement; the actual number of increased steps that showed patients’ breathing had improved enough so that they were less likely to be hospitalized later.  The answer: another 600 to 1,100 steps a day. http://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/just-600-steps-keep-copd-patients-out-of-hospital    Graduation Day! I was so grateful to have been given the…

Discovering, Rediscovering, Anticipating, Decluttering and Cherishing

A Chronic Illness Link-Up Post Discovering: I am relatively new to this chronic illness of mine called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), so I am discovering how to deal with its various symptoms. I am discovering what the effects of weather, diet and attitude have on my illness by tracking how I feel on a…

November is COPD Awareness Month

· November is COPD awareness month and is marked with a Gold Ribbon ·

            Halt the progression of this disease November is COPD awareness month and is marked with a Gold Ribbon Quit smoking, get tested and always follow doctors orders Eat well, exercise daily and keep your thoughts positive.      

It was worth a try…I guess?

· You Wouldn't Believe It If I Told You.... ·

So I have talked in past posts about journaling for Chronic Illness and doing good Habit & Health Trackers.  If I had practiced what I preach and had done the proper mindful journaling and paid attention to mindfully reading it, I would not be in the mess I am in now. I would have realized…

Bullet Journaling for Chronic Illness

While attending my Respiratory Rehabilitation program one of the education portions included Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). During these classes I started to journal. It started with symptoms and mental health tracking, how I felt about what was happening to me along with the severity of my symptoms. Recording this Health and Self Awareness  helped me…

Setting Goals to Motivation!

Remember; a body in motion will stay in motion while a body at rest remains at rest.   When I started to realize I was getting sick I did what most of us do. I began to live a sedentary life. It was impossible for me to do anything physical so I stopped doing things…

How to get ready for Fall with Meditation

We all have a superpower, let me introduce you to my superpower. I don’t have a cape or spidery senses but I do have the ability to keep myself calm and in the moment. This is my superpower! Last week we talked about introducing Mindfulness into your life. Mindfulness means staying in the moment, not worrying about the past…