Tag Archive | living with invisible illness

Be (More) Positive – 6 Tips

When you reflect on where you are versus where you want to be, what do you focus on? Do you focus on what you DON”T  want? Or, do you focus on what you DO want? The answer to that question makes all the difference in the world.  Our negative thoughts tell us about what needs […]

My ViSalus Challenge Week 5 – Anger

Week 5: Living in constant fear of pain that once left me bed ridden is starting to take control–even as I push past boundaries. The Type A personality that put me in bed, and got me out of bed, is pushing me back again. A normal week for most. I was out much of week […]

Living II: My ViSalus Challenge Week 4 – Temptation

Week 4: Like many of you, I had to juggle a busy work and travel schedule along with my personal focus – my diet.  How exhausting!  Over the span of 4 days I had 2 formal dinners, and one buffet dinner and luncheon to attend.  On Thursday with each indulgent bite I would chastise myself, […]

Pity Party No More: Conversation with Krissy – Living with Fibromyalgia

With each encounter of an inspirational woman Living II (living with invisible illness), I grow stronger.  I learn something from each and every interaction.  The connection with so many powerful women Living II is an honor I could never have dreamed of receiving just a short time ago. I e-met Krissy Dawson through a mutual […]

Living II: My ViSalus Challenge Week 3 – Intention

Week 3: I had many good intentions this week, but several of them did not materialize.  The tracking of my calories and timing of meals was a mess.  This week I could not help be reminded of my intentions when I weighed in, fearful of the result.  Well, here we go…last week I weighed 159.2.  […]

The Hot Bath – The Roman’s Health Invention

Has your doctor ever prescribed a hot bath for pain and aches? The hot bath was one of the greatest Roman natural health inventions. I know what you’re thinking, “Who has time for a bath? We just don’t get enough time to just stop, relax, and recover.” I get it, but when you’re in pain, […]

Living II: My Visalus Challenge Day 14 (Week 2) – Bullies

Week 2:  This week was challenging, I struggled with bullies–priorities, obligations and time.  Creating new habits is hard work.  I focused on eating the correct number of meals and drinking water.  Let’s see if it worked.  Last week I weighed in at 160.7 lbs.  Week 2 weigh in…drum roll please–159.2 lbs.  That is a total […]