Health & ME/CFS, This Crazy Life

Positive/Magical Thinking, Reality, Acceptance, Goals and Dreams

ME/CFS patients are often under a great deal of pressure to "stay positive" and told to "visualize yourself healthy and strong again, and you will be." This type of "magical thinking" puts an unfair burden on a person who is already suffering terribly. If they do not improve, then they may be blamed by others… Continue reading Positive/Magical Thinking, Reality, Acceptance, Goals and Dreams

Health & ME/CFS, This Crazy Life

Pride, Pain and a Reality Check

I wrote at the end of January about the disconnection in my mind between what I can actually do versus what my mind tells me I ought to be able to do.  I wrote to myself to "work on that disconnection." I thought I was. But apparently not enough. Tuesday I had to go many… Continue reading Pride, Pain and a Reality Check