Do You Ever Feel Like Giving Up?

Lupus flare

We all have our dreams, and in my case, I have worked very hard to reach them, even though not always achieved.

Some days I feel I still have the will to move mountains, others it seems the hills in my path are way too steep and rocky.

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What Type of Mindset Do You Have?

Choices and Chronic Disease


Last week, I was talking to some book club friends, and one of them raised a thought that spoke deep in my heart.

He moved from another country just a couple of months ago, leaving his wife and cute puppy behind, as part of the long-term process of working visa and expatriation approval.

While he is working full-time and keeping himself busy, he shared how hard such a significant life change can be, and how he misses his former routine.

As he started to feel blue, he decided to take action to improve his quality of life, by taking better care of his physical and spiritual health besides looking for opportunities to build friendships.

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Mental health in chronic diseases

Our Mindset

“Our thoughts create the life we seek through the reflection of ourselves.” – Emmanuel

I had a few a-ha moments as I was listening to a podcast about mindfulness and the importance of it for professional athletes. We often hear about how the mind rules our lives. But what does that exactly mean?

In my own experience, on the same day, I can feel my best and worst, depending on what I choose to focus on and spend my energy.

My mind goes so fast that in a split of a second, it can vary dramatically, and change the direction of where I am focusing my energy on. As it turns, my emotions change, and consequently, my body reacts.

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