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That hand on the back of my shoulder…

That hand on the back of my shoulder…
Current mood: calm

Note: This was originally written on March 24, 2008 over at Take Root and Write. It is part of my journey and I wanted it included here.

Tonight was a battle. This weeks been a battle. Emotion is rattling me. A quiet disease is draining me to exhaustion. It’s been the happy face this week that I have painted on consistently without anyone on the outside having a chance to see through. The propensity to cry takes over my day. Tears to hide become as frequent as my desire to crawl back into bed to awake and find the rested and refreshed body that has eluded me. It’s a season I have been through before. Knowing what’s behind it all gives me a reliable reminder that it will pass.
So, I do not give in. I keep my schedule simple and minimize my responsibilities. Continue Reading

…finding my way forward

Finding-My-way-ForwardI wrote this back on March 17, 2008. Two and a half years ago over at Take Root and Write. I wanted to bring it over here because it is so much a part of my journey to where I am now. It is truly only because I decided to find my way forward that I actually began to move forward. I have to admit I am still finding my way forward. Figuring out all the answers or making all the right decisions still hover over me. It’s more about the opportunity for to make each day optimal. The op op. 🙂 I like it.

Day; March 17, 2008

Mood; Contemplative

I have been saying to myself that, I am finding my way back.
Now, as I have started that journey I am trying to narrow down what it is I want to go back to.
How far back plays a role as well.
What ‘moment of me’ am I trying to bring back into the now? Continue Reading

Invisible Illness Awareness Week~ Seriously, Can You really not see it?

Invisible IllnessI have to say I am amazed. Are we so oblivious to those around us? Maybe it’s the lady in the grocery store, the one child on the bench who’s name is not yet called to be on a team in PE. It can be much closer, its your neighbor, your friend, your sister, or even your mom. Yes we can, and yes we are so oblivious. It’s all around us. Maybe it’s you.

We are talking about Invisible Illness Awareness this week. Some reading these posts really have never even thought or heard of such a thing. Don’t feel bad or guilty. That’s why awareness is needed. That is why after you read some of these posts you will no longer let your self be oblivious to what you now know.

Oblivious :

1 : lacking remembrance, memory, or mindful attention
2
: lacking active conscious knowledge or awareness

Some clarification on invisible illness. The title of my post today is~ Seriously, Can You REALLY not see it?
Yes these illnesses, diseases, conditions, you might not ‘recognize’ them on site by name. But I have a hard time with people not having a clue that ‘something’ is up.  Oblivious means- lack of mindful attention. I think we as a society have become so oblivious to those around us and seriously pay ‘mindful attention” to very little out of our circle or just plain out of our own needs.

Let’s take a look at an incomplete list of Invisible Illnesses… These are in Alphabetical Order
Allergies and Food In-tolerances, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, Depression /Mental Illness, Diabetes and Blood Sugar, Digestive Disorders; Example IBS, colitis, Celiac etc., Eating Disorders, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome EDS & HyperMobility Syndrome GHS, Headaches, Migraines, etc., Heart Conditions inc Dysautonomia, Infertility, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Diseases, Pain Management, Rare and Orphan Illnesses, Secondary Medical Issues, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Thyroid Disorders.

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