Goals, Resolutions, or Intentions – what works for you?

Goals, Resolutions, or Intentions – what works for you?

Do you set resolutions on New Year’s Day? Do you ever actually keep those resolutions? How do you feel about setting goals? Personally, I love the process of setting goals and resolutions, but I prefer the yogic idea of choosing a sankalpa rather than making...
Self-Care Strategy: Evening Ritual

Self-Care Strategy: Evening Ritual

Say it with me:  Self-care is healthcare!   And an evening ritual is a great way to support your self-care strategy, while integrating healthy sleep hygiene into your life. Your evening ritual should be personal (meaning it should make sense to YOU), doable, and...
The Art of Connecting to Your Body’s Wisdom

The Art of Connecting to Your Body’s Wisdom

                    As I think back over the years, both before and after developing autoimmune issues, I realize how little I listened to my body. It actually makes me cringe when I think about it now.   It took...
Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 4

Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 4

Mastering Your Mindset:   A HUGE part of enjoying your life, post-diagnosis, relies upon having a positive mindset. I’ve talked about mindset in previous posts, and I will continue to in future posts, so I’m not going to go too deeply into it here, but here are a few...
Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 3

Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 3

Make a plan, Stan:   When confronted with a diagnosis, you will most likely want to learn as much as you can about it. My advice: research, but with discernment. Endless Google searches of your diagnosis will undoubtedly lead you to some pretty dark places. Know...
Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 2

Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 2

Getting the support you need:   Creating a strong support system for yourself is crucial. In fact, it is important for EVERYONE, whether or not they have a chronic illness. Connection is our reason for living.   I choose to look at my illness as a gift that...