Label–Daily Prompt

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Do you label people? Tall, short, fat, skinny, hair color or style, black, brown, white, mobility or lack there of, kind of car, and on and on.

Personally, I hate labels. I try to look at the inside of the person rather than the outside. It’s not an easy thing to do! 1 Samuel 16:7 says “But the Lord said to Samuel, do not look at his appearance or at his physical nature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see is man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

In Matthew 7:1, Jesus says “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” In verse 5, He goes on to say “Hypocrite! First remove the plank from…

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Something you shouldn’t say to someone living with a Chronic Illness

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Quite often I see posts on social media about annoying things people say to someone living with a chronic illness. One of the most annoying comments is You don’t look sick. Referring to the fact that if we maintain a somewhat normal life and appearance. Do our hair and makeup. We must not be sick. As wrong and annoying as that comment is for me I find it more annoying when I have spent 2 to 3 hours to make myself look good and there is always that one person that wants to point out the one thing you missed or maybe just chose not to do. I’m thinking hey I look good. I might even go as far as to say (looking in the mirror) hey girl you still got it going on :). I know what I looked like before and what it took to get myself ready.

It’s…

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MS and a Concert Arena

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Last night my mother and I went to Greenville, SC and saw Casting Crowns in concert at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  When my mother bought the tickets about two months ago, I was very hesitant…

Dizzy’s top 5 relaxation techniques

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Me and Dizzy have been trying out different relaxation techniques recently to try and help manage our anxiety. I did a post in January on Me and Dizzy attempting to combat anxiety on…

Then:Now

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My life has changed immeasurably over the past 10 years. This time in 2007, I was relatively newly married, working full time and just enjoying my evenings and weekends with hubby with no cares in the world. Fast-forward to 2017and instead of being a happy-go-lucky newly wed, I am a 30-something disabled wife and mother, who is struggling with work.

Its easy for me to say that things have changed for the worse; my MS progression has lead to huge lifestyle changes and every day challenges that I didn’t have before. But if I really think about it, with these negatives also come some positives. Maybe not so obvious, but they are there, nonetheless.

Then: I was healthy; strong, flexible, energetic

I used to love going out for runs and exercise to at-home DVDs of HIIT work-outs before they became super stylish. I was a member of our local gym…

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Lemon Pepper Parmesan

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Ingredients

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 chopped zucchini squash or any squash
  • or any vegetables you choose
  • 2 Cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Cup white wine
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Parmesan or almond cheese

First pierce the spaghetti squash down the center with a fork. Microwave the squash for 5 minutes. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. Coat the squash with a thin layer of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover both sides with foil and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until soft. ( varies depending on size of squash)

When the squash is almost done brown the onion in coconut oil or your choice of oil. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant…

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Today’s Reblog Winner…Pain Pal’s Blog!!

Today’s Reblog winner is …Pain Pals Blog!

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Calling all bloggers – do you write about chronic illness?  Have you found the Chronic Illness Bloggers yet?  We are a group of like minded individuals who link up and support each other on our blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram….you get the idea.

Our blogs range from posts on individual illnesses – pain, fibromyalgia, EDS, mental health, migraine, Lyme disease, to name but a few – to reviews of products, books etc., coping mechanisms, recipes, blogging tips and living life!  Come and join us.

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Blown Away

Give a heartfelt congratulations to Fearless reaching 200 followers!!

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I can’t believe it! I have 200 followers!  From 10 countries, no less–wow!  And just since November. I am blown away!

200 followers

3753 views

1339 visitors

1644 likes

All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’ve enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you. And I am glad that I’ve started on this adventure! It started as an offshoot from publishing my book, Fearless. But it’s grown into much more.  You are more like an extended family! I love each one of you!

Thank you again!!  You are all brave, courageous, insightful, knowledgeable, funny, and very, very interesting!

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How to make Dizzy approved brownies

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This weekend me and Dizzy have been making brownies! I love these as they are healthy (also dairy, gluten and refined sugar free!) and taste just like normal brownies. Dizzy seemed to love them…

March: MS Awareness Month

One of the best MS posts I’ve read!!

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March heralds MS Awareness month. But what does this actually mean? In my life, I’ve found that most people are ‘aware’ of MS; they have a 2nd cousin twice removed who has it, or, as my husband used to think, ‘it is something that affects your mobility… so you end up in a wheelchair’. Heck,Iused to associate MS with wheelchairs… I remember being at Primary School, meeting a man using a wheelchair. He had MS.

But if I was going to raise awareness of MS, there are a few simple things I would like to make other people, those who have no personal knowledge and experience of MS, to be aware of:

Aware…. that MS is a ‘snowflake’ disease. We are all the same (have the same disease, Multiple Sclerosis), but we are all different. We may not all have the samesymptomsand, if we…

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