Giving grace, not guilt

Patient Advocacy Post 7 podcast link below:–not-guilt-e1e8ijh “Comparison is the thief of joy” (T. Roosevelt) This is a post I’ve been thinking on for some time now…it’s a hard one for me to write and (maybe) for you to read (or hear). But I think it’s one that will be helpful for both ofContinue reading “Giving grace, not guilt”

Patient Advocacy Post 6 – “Home for the holidays”

home for the holidays looks a lot different to chronic illness patients – here’s a few thoughts on this idea

Patient Advocacy part 4 – Dividing tasks

podcast link below:–Dividing-tasks-e18upc5 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. After repeatedly ending up on the floor in tears from pain and exhaustion,Continue reading “Patient Advocacy part 4 – Dividing tasks”

Patient Advocacy Post 3 – Importance of Rest

link for podcast below–Importance-of-Rest-e16vohv Deuteronomy 33:12b. “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” (Isn’t that just a beautiful verse? One of my very favorites!) As a chronic illness patient, I’ve learned a lot about the need for rest. ThingsContinue reading “Patient Advocacy Post 3 – Importance of Rest”

Patient Advocacy Part 2 – Receiving Help

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a good little helper. Only recently, I am learning to become a better receiver of help. Through the example of my parents and grandparents, I learned early on the joy ofContinue reading “Patient Advocacy Part 2 – Receiving Help”

Patient Advocacy – Standing up for Yourself – Part 1

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up Patient Advocate Tool 1: Persistence As I sit here writing, my real focus is listening for the phone to ring. Again. After multiple: dropped calls, voicemail messages left, pacing around theContinue reading “Patient Advocacy – Standing up for Yourself – Part 1”