3 Ways to Pivot with a Chronic Illness

By the time I became a young adult, however, it was time for me to be in charge. I had to make the decisions around the ways in which I travelled and where I went. Because I held everything in my hands from that point on, I saw travelling in a new light. Don’t get me wrong, travelling is still an amazing and joyous experience! Still, I have to be mindful of the ways in which it also wears me out and puts a greater responsibility on me. Depending on whether I am planning an experience of excitement and adventure in memories or a period of rest and relaxation, I have to make many specific changes. I must hold and bring forth adaptations to my actions, my expectations, my plans. This, my friends, is one of the many ways in which I have had to pivot in challenging an illness that has been a part of my life for a long time. It has been a force that I also have to reckon with more as an adult.

It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times

Today I conducted a workshop and it went so well! I couldn’t have asked for more today as I set out on my journey to activate joy in others like I did myself!! I especially work with those diagnosed with – or experiencing in some way – chronic illness and having a hard time “comingContinue reading “It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times”

The Beauty in Disappointment – Joy Activation is Near

When I woke up this morning – very early – I decided I needed to see something beautiful. My spirit was yearning for it and I decided to satisfy. At 4:30 am, I left to head to the lookout for a 5:24am sunrise. I waited a bit before I got out, making sure to stayContinue reading “The Beauty in Disappointment – Joy Activation is Near”

It’s About the Journey

*Short Post Alert!! It’s been a fairly tough week, so it’s time to get pretty vulnerable.*  On this morning, I lay in my hospital bed… again… inpatient for the past two days after coming into the emergency department with searing pain in my abdomen and an upward-heading fever (Covid-negative, woohoo!) The sunrise is amazingly, breathtakinglyContinue reading “It’s About the Journey”

It’s Not About The Outcome…

Now, honestly… have you ever thought, “I will definitely have so much [more] joy as soon as I get to Y from X. For sure!”? Come on; think harder. I know I have. In fact, I have a specific scenario in mind… When I Longed For A Specific Outcome As an adult, I do valueContinue reading “It’s Not About The Outcome…”