"As a mother, I can't be everything to everybody. There comes a time where I have to recognize my limitations, and model self-compassion to my children. I have to let myself off the hook, and recognize I can only do so much. If mothers aren't willing to be merciful toward ourselves, and we aren't able to be compassionate to ourselves from time to time, how can we fully extend compassion and mercy to others?" How an ordinary "simple" dental procedure has reminded me to be merciful and compassionate toward myself.
My husband is working hard toward sainthood by being married to me. This isn't a traditional "I love my husband" post. Instead, this is an acknowledgement post - an acknowledgment that living with a chronic illness within a family member has a significant impact on family functioning. Depending on how my autoimmune disorder is acting depends … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Family Adjustment
Dear Readers, Meet Murphy. Almost every military family I know is familiar with Murphy's Law - the law that states, "if anything can go wrong, it will." That Law is most commonly referenced when military families discuss deployments or moving. Last week, I gave a CFS update as to my current level of functioning since having my … Continue reading Murphy Was Right!
I have an autoimmune disorder. I blogged about it once upon a time. I prefer the term my autoimmune condition is known as in the UK and Canada - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It packs a little more punch than Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I've heard rumor there is a new name for the condition - "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease" (SEID). … Continue reading A CFS Update