I go through periods of missing my life before Lyme and being grateful for all that Lyme has taught me. I wrote this post at the beginning of summer when it seemed like everyone in Chicago was enjoying the outdoors, sipping wine on patios and hiking in the woods. These seemingly normal activities aren't a part of my life anymore, and I have to admit I miss it.
You can read my post here:
When I Miss My Life Before Lyme
We all feel nostalgic for what life was like before this illness. What do you miss about your life before Lyme?
"Stress occurs when you care about something...think about how to use what stress tells you to create a life more vital than the one you had before." - Alia Crum
I wrote this essay about the mysterious energy vortexes in Sedona, Arizona a year ago and it found a home at Sonderers Magazine. I had only recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease when my husband and I traveled to Arizona and it was a very healing experience.
If you are so inclined read my essay below and let me know what you think of it.
Changing Course in the Arizona Desert
Travel continues to be where I find the most joy. Check out my other adventures.
"Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life." - Michael Palin
Meditation has been a key part of my healing. Taking time each morning to center myself and focus on what is important is sometimes the difference between a good day and a bad day.
I wrote the following article about the benefits meditation has had on my health and well-being, but also discuss the limitations. Please click on the link below to read:
Meditation and Lyme: How It Helps, How It Doesn't
Are there any other meditators out there? How does it help you?
"Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt." - St. Francis de Sales
I'm Kerry and I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2016. This is a positive space for those of us coping with Lyme disease and other invisible illnesses.