Coping with the stress of everyday life is challenging enough. When these daily challenges are complicated by the impact of having a chronic condition, people experience a wide range of emotions.
Chronic illness has the potential to create immense challenges to those suffering. Unlike acute illnesses, such as a cold or the flu, a chronic illness persists throughout a person’s lifetime. More so, it’s something that impacts and forever changes the lives of those diagnosed.
Chronic diseases usually fall into one of three categories:
Physical: Problems such as rheumatic diseases, cancer, diabetes, vascular issues and autoimmune diseases (Crohn’s, Lupus, Psoriasis…
keep me like your pet
throw me in a cage
with the door left open,
so you can come and go
as often as you please
while i remain chained,
a prisoner to your body,
left with nothing
other than desire
and idle time
to reminisce on the pain
the kind worth begging for
demand my touch
and know i’ll be there
to be used for what i’m for
ready to swallow you up,
just the way you like it
so one bite will always
lead to the next
We hear a lot about common ailments plaguing society, but there’s little mention of mediocrity.
Mediocrity is a disease.
It is the easy road, the result of the “something for nothing” approach to living. Fewer people want to work hard anymore. Many of us settle for less, long before we try hard for better. We just aren’t pursuing our passions — with a passion — or at all. Based on my personal analysis, expectation and entitlement have become the antithesis of a meritocracy.
There’s an entire generation of us in the work force who have been praised for being “well-educated…
In order to achieve the most out of life, goal-setting is imperative. Whether you’re striving towards personal or professional success, goal setting provides focus and direction. The best way to crystallize your goal(s) is to write them down on paper. It may sound trivial, but there is a lot of power in writing down your goals. The act of putting thoughts to pen and paper plays an important role in closing the gap between an idea and a plan.
Experts agree, those who write down their goals achieve more than those who do not. Research conducted by Dr. Gail Matthews…
I write …a lot.
I write, simply, because I have to. Writing is not just something that I do, it is a part of my very life-force. It is who I am. As much as I despise routine and repetition, I am committed to honing my skills and carve out a few hours each day to draft some sort of essay, poem, musing, or journal entry. I write, because I am compelled by an unequivocal need to express what I see and feel inside myself.
Society force feeds us the notion that emotional intensity and sensitivity are liabilities, but these…
secrets seek refuge in the darkness.
is where my demons find solace;
ostracized, ignored and seemingly forgotten.
forced to tread the depths of my unconscious,
while i give way to this self-perpetuated artifice
and swallow every evil fed to me
by the master hidden behind the curtain
i can no longer reject the notion that my demons live inside of me
i am bound to them.
the longer i chose to ignore them,
the louder they slam and rattle these chains.
My intention is to share my discoveries and insights on my wonderful journey towards self-actualization. I love the subtlety and complexity of nuance & poetry