What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

Learning from adversity Learning from my chronic illnesses has been a goal of mine. Ever since I was diagnosed decades ago. I am firm in the belief that the adversity that arrives at your door is for a reason. How you choose to react to this, apparently, negative event in Continue Reading

Christmas and chronic illness

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming Christmas, or any holiday time, is usually a cause of stress for people with chronic illnesses. One thing that we need in life is big changes from our usual routine. This stability creates a balance in our illness. Any deviation in this can lead to unpleasant consequences. Continue Reading

Finding ‘Purpose’ when you have a Chronic Illness

Purpose

Purpose When you have a chronic illness you can struggle to find a purpose in life. A reason to get up in the morning. If you are well you probably have a job that you go to 5 days a week. This gives you a focus in life. Not everyone Continue Reading

Why I always listen

Why you should listen

Why listen? The hardest thing to do when you are suffering is to “Listen”. Your body is sore, uncomfortable. You are tired, fatigued. Stress and anxiety are your constant bedfellows, and depression looms in the near distance. With your mind and body shouting at you constantly, this noise can stop Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Bad Day

Bad Day

Bad Day Last Sunday was a really bad day for me. If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen my post on Monday about how I was dealing with these doldrums by using meditation, and journaling. The previous week I had been having troubles with work. My fatigue Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Winter is Coming

Living with Chronic Illness - Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming On Tuesday I was out at work. My work is doing market research surveys, and I go from door to door, seeing if I can get someone to be a respondent for my survey. I enjoy this job and the people that I meet and it is Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Fooling Myself

Chronic illness - Fooling myself

Am I fooling myself? I am serious. What is the point in trying to develop my skills? I am disabled. It is so easy to take the route of giving up on improving myself as a person. It would be much less painful to spend the whole day watching TV, Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Storms in my head

Living with chronic illness

Living with Chronic Illness – Storm in my head Ophelia passed through Ireland on Monday, and we were expecting fierce winds and rain. Most of the country felt the wrath of the hurricane, but in Connemara, we seemed to remain in the eye of the storm. Having a chronic illness Continue Reading

How can I be happy?

How can I be happy

How can I be happy? How can I be happy, I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Sarcoidosis, and chronic headaches. Pain is a constant in my life. In fact, after over 3 years of being in pain, I have forgotten what it is like, not to be in pain. My joints Continue Reading

Anxiety

Anxiety - How I take control

Anxiety Anxiety can impact your life in many different ways. For me, it usually comes with a knot in my stomach, that just never disappears. In this brief video clip, I describe how I find the cause of my anxiety, and then take control, so that it is no longer a Continue Reading