Fibro Fog Moment: I was typing this up yesterday (Friday) and was convinced that the next day was Sunday (and therefore scheduled the post for “tomorrow”. Turns out “tomorrow” was actually Saturday, so Sunday Inspiration came a day early this week. Such is life with Fibro.
Each Sunday I try to share something from another blog (or something I’m reading) that has inspired me. Today, I want to share with you a few blogs that regularly inspire me. Several you have seen me mention in this series on a previous Sunday, some you may have seen me mention a few times, but each is a blog that I enjoy reading because quite simply the words shared there inspire me. While most of these blogs are about living with invisible chronic illness, a few are not. I’m open to getting inspiration anywhere that I can find it.
- No One Gets Flowers for Chronic Pain – I have to admit it, Jessica inspired so many Sunday Inspiration posts I had to start making a conscious effort to find other blogs to list as my inspiration. I could easily use her blog as the source for Sunday Inspiration every single week; she still inspires me every week, I just don’t always tell you about it.
- Rebuilding Wellness – Sue Ingbretson is who I want to be when I grow up. She inspires me not only in what she writes, but in who she is and what she does. I wonder if she’d be my mentor?
- Chronic Mom – Despite the name of the blog, you don’t need to be a mom to identify with what Shelley shares on her blog.
- Grace is Sufficient – I only recently stumbled upon Kim’s blog, and it only took me one look to know that this would be a blog I’d be reading regularly.
- Turning Straw Into Gold – this is the blog of author Toni Bernhard, author of “How to be Sick” and “How to be Well”, two books that I am ashamed to say have been on my “to read” list for way too long.
- Brainless Blogger – Nikki has inspired me more than she knows through the posts on her blog. I love the humorous take that she often manages, and her ability to find images that perfectly match our lives is uncanny.
- Chronic Rants – Ms Rants ‘rants’ are often right on target for things that we all think and feel as we face life with chronic illness. More often than not she gets me thinking and agreeing with her.
- Change Power – Psychologist Meg Selig offers so much great advice, on her inspirational blog on Psychology Today, that her blog has become a must-read for me.
- Marc and Angel Hack Life – It’s rare that I read a post on Marc and Angel Hack life that doesn’t inspire me in some way. There are the occasional posts (or parts of posts) where I think “yeah, easy for you to say, you don’t live with chronic illness”, but most of their advice can be adapted and applied in some way.
- Don’t Punish Pain – Ken makes me wish I could do more than push the power button on our video camera. He creates such amazing videos describing what those of us with chronic illness live with. It’s amazing the way he can take a disease that he doesn’t live with and break it down so well that those who do watch his videos and think “wow! He’s spot on!”.