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Train your Eyes

Whether you have a chronic illness, emotional issue or any other struggles in life, it is very easy to feel defeated and to constantly see the ugliness of life. However, it is because our lives are full of trials and trepidations that it is vital that we train our eyes to see the beauty that surrounds us. Because my chronic illness has robbed me from many things I love, I intentionally look for ways to see beauty. I find beauty in writing, reading and taking photographs. Would you believe that the first thing I took a photo of (photography art in my mind) was a mold on the ground?🙈 For some reason, the mold intrigued me. There was something in the way it existed, the color and the shape, so I snapped a photo. After, I edited, it, no one would have been able to tell that it was a mold. I wish I had kept it. It would have been really amazing for you to see.

Anyway, moral of the story is, beauty surrounds us everyday. However, we need to be intentional and train our eyes to see them.
Here’s one for you all! #Beauty #MentalHealth #ArtTherapy #migrainesufferer #HemiplegicMigraine #warrior #dystoniawarrior #Dystonia #Serenity #ocean


Question for my pain clinic doctor

I go to a pain clinic for my pain. How do I go across asking for and added pill dosage so I can take it more often?
The amount I am taking isn’t enough for the pain to be manageable. Now I’m taking every 8 hours and feel I need every 6 hours.
I want her to take me seriously without thinking I’m a “drug seeker”. #tiredofpain #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #myofacialpain #InterstitialCystitis #raynauds #Lupus #Depression #migrainesufferer

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I’m struggling to be kind to me.

Today I’ve woken up with more pain all over than I can cope with and a migraine thumping my my head. I know I need to rest and take care of myself but I feel so guilty doing it.

I’ve had to cancel my online lessons so my students are doing without me, my dogs aren’t getting playtime as they are asking, my house isn’t being tidied, I’m not able to communicate properly with my partner and I daren’t tell my family because they will say to get on with it!

How can I be kind to myself when I’m beating myself up about it? What do you do to be kind to yourself when you are struggling?

Also, any happy things happening to others that I can smile about?
#Selfcare #ChronicPain #migrainesufferer #bekindtomyself #Migraine