All tagged Enlightenment

Spring Podcast Recommendations

I listen to podcasts all the time. When I’d like distraction in my mind from the discomfort in my body, I prefer to just lay back and listen. And there is SO much excellent content out there. I’ve curated some excellent ones for you - some on health, but not all. Because we do not have to be thinking and learning about wellness all the time, right? And I’ve highlighted several specific outstanding episodes from these podcast series too.​ 

How to Bloom This Spring

And as others focus on spring cleaning or shedding pounds or venturing outside, what does this time of renewal mean for those of us who live with an unpredictable illness every day? How can we embody the spirit of spring when we feel tied to our beds? What can spring mean when renewal seems so far out of our reach?

Don't Go to War

“Cancer, you are going to lose and we are going to win,” declares a commercial for a prominent cancer hospital. The message personifies the illness, lists all the losses (relatives and hair) and a face then declares: “I won’t let you.” The cancer is cast in a fraught adversarial relationship. Often illness feels like an epic struggle with life and death at stake. It is one. We are embattled. Treating illness as an enemy does not work.

What I Wish I Knew

In my early 30s, in the prime of my life, I got sick. I got mysteriously and seriously sick. My world went upside down and tossed me around. I confronted the hard fact that there’s a big difference between a treatment and a cure, and it turned out doctors could offer me neither. Weeks stretched to months stretched to years, and more years and more years and more years. Now decades. At the age of 52, looking back, here is what I know now that I wished I knew then, half a lifetime ago.