Sterling Silver Turtle Necklace by Honolulu Jewelry Co. -Review

TurtleNecklaceSterling Silver Turtle Necklace by Honolulu Jewelry Company

It is so important to go slow and steady when living with a chronic illness. Taking one day at a time and realizing that life is not a race has kept me balanced. I am very fortunate that I was able to receive a sterling silver turtle necklace from Honolulu Jewelry Company. This turtle necklace will remind me the importance of going slow and steady during my healing years! I want to share with you 5 reasons why it’s important to go slow and steady when living with a chronic condition! If you would like to purchase jewelry from the Honolulu Company you can do so my clicking on the pictures at the bottom of this page!  [Read more…]

Alanna Wong Featured On Invisible Disabilities Association Non-Profit Website

Invisible Disabilities Association

Invisible Disabilities Association

I am honored to be a part of the Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) community! I connected recently with Wayne Connell, Founder of IDA and his wife Sherri. I am grateful that we have crossed paths! I love IDA’s mission: “The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate, IDA was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.” I am honored to be an Invisible Disabilities Association Guest Blogger for their website and to have joined the IDC Welcome Team! Through my journey, I have discovered that when you give, you receive. I am grateful for the blessings in my life and the inspiring individuals I am connected to! My most recent blog post on IDA’s website is about sharing your illness openly. You can read the article here: http://invisibledisabilities.org/invisible-no-more/sharing-illness-others-alanna-wong/

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All the best,

Alanna Wong

P.S. If you haven’t checked out The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA)’s I encourage you to do so here: https://www.facebook.com/InvisibleDisabilities

Surviving Chronic Illness Through Acceptance

Acceptance

Alanna Wong writes about surviving trauma through acceptance.

Surviving Chronic Illness Through Acceptance

Today I am continuing my series on the seven qualities needed to survive chronic illness and overcome struggle. The first quality I wrote about is resilience, the second is strength, courage is the third, the fourth is love which brings us to the fifth quality, acceptance.

The fifth quality that a person needs when surviving chronic illness is acceptance from the people around them. Acceptance is extremely important when surviving chronic illness and overcoming a struggle. I never really knew the importance of acceptance until I personally experienced going through a traumatic experience. When you go through a tough time you begin to learn who accepts you and who doesn’t. Learn to appreciate and acknowledge the people who do not judge you in a negative way. Ask yourself, “Am I acknowledging and respecting that person’s kind treatment?” Or am I trying to find acceptance in people who are not able to give me the acceptance that I need.  Keep the ones who accept you close to you. If someone doesn’t accept you during your hardship, it may be time to move on.

So what does acceptance mean?  Acceptance is welcoming. It is letting go of your disappointments. It is seeing the positive. Acceptance is loving the person in the state that they are in and not trying to change or fix them. Acceptance is not blaming. It is not demanding. Acceptance is understanding. Acceptance is inclusion. Acceptance is love. Acceptance is what every person needs especially when going through a traumatic experience. Acceptance is checking in with the person that is struggling. Acceptance is sharing a moment in life together. Acceptance is being kind. Acceptance is having time. Acceptance is approval. Acceptance is sticking around.

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did enjoy it, please share it with your friends and leave a comment below! I love hearing from you!

All the best,

Alanna Wong

p.s. If you haven’t read the introductory section of my book about my 13 year battle with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, you can read it here: http://alannawonglife.com/real-life-sleeping-beauty/ 

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