What is your FAV go-to selfcare act? I love bubblebaths, restorative yoga, and cooking something healthy, but my all time favorite is making a cup of hot tea or buttered coffee and relaxing in bed with a book. A peace washes over me instantly and I get lost in whatever I am reading. It is the perfect escape from anything having to do with illness...
Lupus, chronic illness, autoimmune disease, cancer...whatever your Goliath is, it doesn't have to stop you in your tracks. Yes, it may slow us down at times, but that is okay. A moment to rest won't break us from achieving our dreams. Giving up will. So keep your eye on the prize and never give in. You may not even know how much you are inspiring someone right now with your will, heart, and determination...
Who is enjoying the Superbowl today? Anything yummy on your must-have snack list? This Mediterranean bowl looks pretty delicious to me. What I wouldn't give for some fresh figs right now! Today will be all about eating and napping for me (and an occasional peek at the score, lol) . . . . . #superbowl #sunday #relax #chickpea #fig #figs #healthy #foodie #fresh #olives #chronicillness #cleaneating #lupus #lupuschick #fatigue #snacks #snacking
My New Year's day started out as a real winter wonderland. We had about 9 inches of snow the past two days and the windchill was about neg 14 last night! It was still gorgeous though. And today was the perfect day to relax, sleep in, read, and just reflect on all of the amazing things that happened in 2017. What was your New Year's like? . . . . #happynewyears #newyearsday #newyears2018 #lupus #lupuschick #illness #spoonie #chronic #autoimmune
Happy New Year, LupusChicks! Here is to an amazing 2018, to improved health, happiness and time with loved ones. I am blessed and grateful for all of you♡ . . . #newyear #newyearseve #2018 #holiday #celebrate #lupus #lupuschick #illness #spoonie #chronic #autoimmune #iamalupuschick
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What has been your favorite part of this holiday? Did you kids leave some cookies and a fun note for Santa? Did you get to spend quality time with a friend or loved one? Mine was seeing family that lives far away and snuggling with my new nephew. I am also grateful for the pain-free, fatigue-free moments where I can be fully present with those around me. - Photo by Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash . . .
As we celebrate Christmas, I am reminded of my faith and how Jesus went through the worst of it and still persevered. We will have dark nights in this world and trouble filled days, but there is hope found in our God. He is mighty, He is gracious, and He is with you no matter what troubles lay before you. . . . .
Merry Christmas to our incredible spoonie family. We are grateful to all of you and wish you peace and blessings on this day