I want to share with you a third quality that is very important to have when surviving chronic illness-Courage. Surviving chronic illness through courage is a quality that has gotten me through the toughest of times! Everyone possesses courage. Courage can be developed through adversity. I’ve always said it’s not what you go through that makes you the person you are, it’s how you react to the situation that you’re dealt with that makes you the person you are! Courage and Strength go hand in hand. You can read about the quality of strength here in my previous post. [Read more…]



I have pondered the question, what are the qualities one needs while living with a chronic illness. There are seven qualities that I can think of that have helped me to overcome the struggles I face. One of the qualities, resilience, I have posted about previously. You can read it here. Today I want to share another one of those qualities, strength. [Read more…]

What is Empathy?

What is Empathy?

As stated in, Empathy is: “Identification with and understanding of another’s situation, feelings, and motives.” Being empathetic towards others is so critical especially when they are going through a hardship. Being able to see through another person’s perspective and understand what the person is going through is a gift. When we are able to do that, we can see how they feel. Putting yourself in another’s situation is a conscious decision people can learn to do. [Read more…]

Keep Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other!

Keep Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other!

Keep Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other!

Do your life struggles make it hard for you to keep putting one foot in front of the other? Do you get stuck at times due to your life struggles? Do you sometimes feel like your struggle will never end? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this video is for you to watch! I want you to know that you can make it through anything with focus, determination, support, love, and a positive attitude. I remember plenty of times when I felt like I couldn’t make it through a hardship, but I kept believing and put one foot in front of the other! Even in the most unimaginably difficult times, you will be able to persevere if you keep on trucking along! Stay strong! Know that you aren’t alone! [Read more…]

Surviving Chronic Illness Through Resilience


Surviving Chronic Illness Through Resilience

Surviving chronic illness through resilience: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from each and every fall. Resilience is the ability to recover from an unexpected hardship. Resilience is finding the positive even in the face of adversity. Resilience is possible when the one struggling is supported by family and friends.  Resilience is finding help. Resilience is coping with your loss in healthy ways. Resilience does not blame. Resilience does not self medicate. Resilience is believing in yourself.  Resilience is possible. Begin with small advances. Find one person who can offer support. [Read more…]

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