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Friday Quote -Grateful

  A short update on my tumble-down stair’s, I would say it was a Perfect 10! HaHa! My diagnosis after two days of appointments, broken right elbow, shattered left wrist and left orbital bone fracture. When the Orbital bone flexed it took in muscle with it, reason for my crazy eyeball pain. It could work itself out and it’s the lowest of priorities. The left wrist was an hour surgery, sounds crazy with all the veins in the area. I have a t-plate drilled on for support, luckily today’s technology is flexible vs metal. My right arm is the only “functioning” arm. I get to write you! A huge shout out to everyone for the get well notes, hugs and prayers, your words have kept my mood up and looking forward.   You’ll see less of me for a while but know I’m reading. Have a great weekend. M    

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[ Guest Post ] What Depression Treatments Are Available to Me? — Invisibly Me

Guest Writer for Invisibly Me Today I wanted to share a great guest post to illustrate some of the psychological treatment options available when it comes to depression. Please kindly note that any opinions expressed are of that of the writer, not necessarily myself. Depression is a common problem characterized by a worsening of your emotional state, how you think […] via [ Guest Post ] What Depression Treatments Are Available to Me? — Invisibly Me

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Dublin’s Fair City~

Is really so pretty! The historic old pubs are lovely, and fun to explore, on a good, old-fashioned Irish pub-crawl. You are guaranteed to make friends because the people are warm, friendly, and often just a tad tipsy! Dublin is a vibrant, colorful city, justifiably proud, of its artistic and literary history. I am still home at The Holler, but…

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On This Day In History November 1

Happened on this day November 1st 2018 Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time. Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a […]

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Early Friday Quote *Letting go of Anger*

The multiple quotes are to keep me focused on how anger get’s in the way of every move we make, every person we talk to, how we love. My health is spiraling and I’m getting mixed messages from doctor’s. Big Surprise for my Chronically Ill followers. I know many of you understand and my thoughts are with you. We all carry anger, no matter how small, it can feel magnified towards other’s.  M

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No one wants to have a mental illness — Shedding Light on Mental Health

Really? Yesterday morning I awoke to a text message from my sister Sherry who also lives with bipolar disorder. She wrote, “I hate bipolar illness.” It didn’t take long for my wheels to start to turn. Of course you hate this illness. I hate bipolar too. I don’t like how it interrupted my life and […] via No one wants to have a mental illness — Shedding Light on Mental Health

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#WATWB NBC Nightly News 10/25/18 SINGING JANITOR

          With the constant media chatter it’s easy to fall into the negativity thrown at us. I want the media to target more compassion, good neighbor stories, tweets of support not trolls. Here’s a story that touched my heart.   SINGING JANITOR: For 37 years, janitor Freddie Wiggins has been encouraging his hospital patients with fist bumps and songs: “I bring joy in here!” We’re looking back at NBC Nightly News stories, like this one from June, that we saw our audience respond to the most this year here on our Facebook.         We Are The World  Blogfest: Spreading Stories of Positivity and Compassion in Social Media. #WATWB Your cohosts for this month are: Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese and Roshan Radhakrishnan Please link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi! To add more sunshine to your week visit the link below. Have your followers click here to enter their link and join us! Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy! xo M http://lookingforthelight.blog

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He Cares For You

Originally posted on Chronic Pain with a Higher Perspective:
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 I memorized this verse a very long time ago when I was teaching a Sunday school class for 1st graders. It’s a simple verse that even the kids could memorize. How can a Bible verse help you in today’s world? If your hope is in Him, you know there will be a glorious day when all the pain ends. That’s literally what keeps me going every morning when I wake up. I do not believe meditating on a Bible verse relieves chronic pain. Every morning I’m usually in the same amount of pain when I wake up. It’s not easy to keep going, but my hope is not from this world. Knowing there will be an end to the pain gives me the hope I need to continue my life. It is like a birth. You know at the end of the pain there will be a reward of a baby when it is over. I choose to look at my salvation in that way also. Life is hard with physical and emotional pain. This world is not our world. We will feel pain of all kinds, but there is a reward much greater than we can imagine. This verse helps me trust in God giving me peace so that I can focus on what is important,…

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This Day In History October 24th

1964 The Godfather of Soul captures lightning in a bottle His studio cuts can be mind-blowing, but James Brown and his fans know there’s nothing like seeing the R&B dynamo live, fronting his Famous Flames. When a recording of tonight’s session at the Apollo Theater in Harlem is released as an album, it will rocket up the charts. 1945 United […]

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My 2018 Mammogram News

When you have a Chronic Illness that creates severe pain it’s easy to skip one more doctor appointment, I did. This week was my first mammogram in six years. Although it did feel like ANOTHER doctor appointment this week, I feel good about myself. A mammogram is for me, it can save my life and mark one item off my […]

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FARA Philadelphia Symposium 2018–Pics & Reflections — Retrospective Lily

Hi, friends. I have a disability called Friedreich’s Ataxia. FARA–Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance–is an organization of doctors, patients, scientists, pharmaceutical companies, patients’ friends and family, etc. that works to advocate, raise money, and search for treatments and a cure for FA. This is my fifth year attending the annual conference in Philadelphia. [Cover Photo Credit: […] via FARA Philadelphia Symposium 2018–Pics & Reflections — Retrospective Lily

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