Words of Encouragement

The #1 thing you can do to help minimize 'bad days'.

I am here today to tell you that you don't have to be strong all the time. It's OK to not be ok for a short time.

Especially with chronic illnesses, we need to listen to and respect the messages from our bodies. If you ever need to vent, rant, jump on the pity-train for a short time, do it! It's exhausting to try and be strong all the time, to smile when you feel like crying. I get it!

Setting boundaries and saying 'no' once in a while is a great gift to give yourself.

I keep coming back to the same message over and over: taking time for yourself. I know putting this into practice within our hectic day to day lives seems impossible, but if you can step back and take an honest look at your schedule, you might be surprised to find a bit of time here and there. Don't forget I'm here to help if you need ideas!

Dedicating some time daily, weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly to doing something that truly brings you joy, peace of mind, or even distraction will go a long way to replenishing your batteries and will help you take the best care of everyone who depends on you.

I BEGGING you to please take the time to listen to your body.. what does it need today?