Practice Koselig

Koselig is a Norwegian word, loosely translated meaning cozy. Koselig is much like the Danish word Hygee also meaning cozy. Since I am of Scandinavian descent, heavy on the Norse (yes we have lutefisk for Christmas), we will talk about Koselig. The practice of embracing all things cozy! If you practice Koselig, the winter blues…

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Mudita – finding joy in the joy of others — Picnic with Ants

“Mudita is a word from Sanskrit and Pali that has no counterpart in English. It means sympathetic or unselfish joy, or joy in the good fortune of others.” (1) I bring up Mudita now because those of us who are sick often find it very hard not being able to participate in celebrations this time…

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Today is “do-able”.

I was officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2001, but a car accident in 1998 was the catalyst for my chronic pain. By 2011, I was pretty confident in my ability to handle my fibromyalgia. I was great at scheduling out my household duties with rest included in the schedule. I had one primary doctor who…

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Spoons, Clean or Dirty?

  I’m sure you have all read the spoon theory? I love the spoon theory. No matter what chronic illness you have or who of you know someone with a chronic illness you have to read the spoon theory. I will give you a quick synopsis. If we look at activities in our lives and…

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