• Keeping it positive

    6 Things Having a Chronic Illness Has Taught Me.

    As most of you know in 2016 my life changed dramatically. To learn about my story click here. When everything first happened it was hard for me to see any positive. But as time has marched on I can definitely pick out 6 major things that I have learned from my chronic illness. 1. It’s ok to Say No Saying no to people has always been hard for me. Im a people pleaser at heart and that is a hard habit to break. But since my diagnosis and surgery I have started to say no. Now Im not saying that I say no to everything cause that would be no…

  • Keeping it positive

    Living With a Chronic Illness – What it’s Really Like.

    Life in general can be difficult. Each and every one of us has hurdles that we have to overcome at some point in our lives. It could be the stress of getting through school, being lonely, anxiety, depression, illness, or so many other things. Since the beginning of 2016 I have been dealing with a now chronic illness. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with and its not going to get better. So how does a person with a chronic illness live their life? I cant speak for everyone but in this blog I will go into what life is like for me now dealing…

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    Happiness Jar!

    “Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It means You’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Happiness is something people have strived for since the beginning of time. There are many differing opinions on how to become happy, but I have found personally that keeping it simple just works better. I came across a post about a Happiness Jar a few months ago. I though it was a cool idea but I already write in my positivity journal and thought, im doing good! And I was doing good, but in the last week I have felt more pain than normal and it started to bring my positivity level down. Then I…

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    The Do’s and Don’ts of a Positivity Journal

    Life can be challenging, sometimes, more than others. While I pride myself on having a mostly sunny disposition there are times that I really get into a funk. In the past I have dealt with Anxiety and depression. Its nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to all types of people from all walks of life. I started to spiral back into my funk a few months back. All I could think of was the¬†negative, hurtful, and depressing things that were going on in my life at that moment. So I pulled out my favorite journal and started writing again. But this is no ordinary journal folk, this is my…