Chronic Illness, Feeling Lazy, and The Drive to be Productive
Too often, we make the mistake of focusing so much on curing ourselves that our efforts become counterproductive and we end up wearing ourselves out, making our bodies retaliate and shut down even more. On the other hand, once we do manage to get well, we tend to be just as overly driven with our hearts set on doing anything and everything possible to prove, mostly to ourselves, that we are “good” enough. That we are “somebody” in society.
My Story, & One of Many Lessons Lyme Taught Me (Memory Loss: Sometimes, You Only Have to Feel to Remember)
I recently found this in a mix of old things I wrote. It is from four years ago, but rings true, so I thought I would share. It briefly tells my story of falling debilitatingly ill with Lyme without overwhelming , and more importantly describes one of the many life long lessons it instilled in me:
I stare at the blank paper, trying to remember what I sat down to write. I then remember what I am going to write about, but in no way do I know what words I am about to say because I am a twenty-four year old with severe short term memory loss and random bouts of amnesia, which reminds me, THAT is the story I am striving to tell you.
While it is true candida lives naturally inside our intestines where it is supposed to be in balance with the healthy bacteria within us, it is also true that our not so healthy environments are prone to destroying this healthy bacteria...
When bedridden from illness or injury, you lose strength, muscles begin to atrophy and weaken, joints start to stiffen and more. The longer you remain inactive, the more difficult it will be to regain strength
How do I know an article of this nature — one about dealing with depression consciously without the aid of pharmaceuticals — will be met with resistance? Because I myself once accounted for a sliver of the collective resistance that arises within depressed individuals when they read articles on depression that weave the complicated layers of depression into a canvas portraying the illusion that it is easy to overcome
The health benefits of reishi mushrooms are abundant in nature. They are known to enhance cognition, stamina, sleep quality, adrenal health, energy levels and so much more.
Personal experience and research has proven Chlorella to be one of the most important life sustaining and healing agents available to us.
There is severe depression, and then there is Lyme depression -which, for many with Lyme, is not actually depression at all. It is emotional numbness but they do not know how to describe it, much less care to whilst in a numb state.
As time goes on, you begin to forge close relationships with people from all over the world who have the same illness as you. These people may be far away, yet nonetheless you share a closer bond with them than people you have known your entire life who live close by. You lean on each other. And while you might miss your old friends, the amount to which you yearn for the rekindling of your relationship is likely fantasized and amplified in your head.
It’s an unspoken truth, one known on a deep level by both those who are chronically ill and on both a deep and oftentimes surface and very obvious level by those who are not ill: People with chronic illnesses are not supposed to be happy. If they are, it means they want to be sick, or aren’t really even sick at all.