Joy amidst illness and disability

Joy amidst illness and disability

When you are ill, especially with a serious diagnosis, it’s easy to have the sensations and the emotional fallout of it take over your life. You become the illness or the pain. Dealing with it hijacks all your energy. When it feels like that, you may have no other...
Patience and action in chronic illness

Patience and action in chronic illness

Having a chronic or serious illness puts you, like it or not, on a journey of balance and discernment. When is it best to rest? When is it better to take action? What are the differences between healthy surrender and unhealthy collapse? Because there is no cure, we...
Cultivating Purpose

Cultivating Purpose

In these in-between times of pandemic, we each need a reason to get up and moving and sustain ourselves across quiet days of isolation. Purpose can be an animating factor. Purpose, suggests Kira M. Newman isn’t something we find. It’s something we “can cultivate...