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Finding Balance

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  For the last couple of weeks I have been ruminating on what my Rheumatologist said to me. “You can start focusing on yourself now” when he let me know that my illness is in control now I felt relieved but also nervous. Being in remission means that my illnesses Rheumatoid Arthritis and Wegener’s is […]

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Whispers of Hope

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  For the past 70 days I have been reading the devotional by Beth Moore called “Whispers of Hope: 10 weeks of devotional prayer”. I saw this book at the grocery store Winco on a shopping trip I took with my sister in law. I thought I need to read this book. I need to […]

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How To Love Yourself (and sometimes Other people)

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    Love, this one word sends my heart racing with negativity. My skin crawls with heebie jeebies. Because I think the human race has gotten it wrong. The sacred love that connects us to each other is missing a lot of the time. Even to our own selves. It is sad. Reading “How to […]

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Changing Focus

I’m sitting on my bed while I am writing this. It’s been a long and insightful day. Remission has happened. Yes, I Jamie Holloway, lover of butterflies, who reads and writes for this blog is in remission. I have not fully comprehended what remission means. I’m not cured. I still have the diseases of Rheumatoid […]

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Greek Crock Pot Chicken

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  The last 56 days I have been reading a devotional “Devotions for a Healthier You” by Katie Farrell. In this devotional Farrell has recipes, so I decided I was going to try one. I tried the Greek Crockpot Chicken. I changed the recipe up a bit. Made it my own by adding different vegetables […]

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

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  Since the last week of April until June 2nd every Tuesday I have been going to a class called “Living Well with Chronic Conditions”. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you have seen a few quotes that I have posted from the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” put […]

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Cake

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  In 2014 there was a movie out called “Cake” starring Jennifer Aniston that focused on a woman who lived with chronic pain. I wasn’t sure I wanted to see this movie since it hits so close to home with my own journey with my illness. Life changes when you get sick or a life […]

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Planning, Do I have too?

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  It is hard to believe that June is almost here. Three days are left in the month of May. May was a crazy month for me. I had one of my older sisters staying with me for two weeks. It was a ton of fun but also stressful. I didn’t accomplish any of the […]

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Made to Crave

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  Now that my throat is behaving itself. I feel like it is time to focus on other areas of my life that are unhealthy. With my throat I have to maintain my healthiness by getting an infusion every six months, tracking my breathing with a peek meter, moving my body, and even making a […]

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My 42nd Year

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  My birthday is today. I am turning 41 and I am embarking on my 42nd year. The last two weeks I have been missing in action because my sister came from Alabama for a visit. We spent a lot of time with our aunt who is fighting stage 4 ovarian cancer. I wanted to […]

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