The Art of Life Interrupted

The Art of Life Interrupted

Living well in spite of Chronic Illness.

I have learned, by focusing on that which inspires me, it helps to keep a positive outlook regardless of CI. Here you will find Haute Fashion, Frayed and Swank Interiors, Architectural and Costume Histories, Movies I Enjoy, Mind-Body Healing Arts, Insightful Quotes, Buddhist and Zen Practices, Dogs and, oh... how can I forget... Paris?!

Precious Beddie (Bedlington Terrier).

Precious Beddie (Bedlington Terrier).

vivelareine:

Marie Antoinette by DominusSuspiria
Lounging perfection.

Lounging perfection.

Post Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion

If I believed my thoughts today I would believe that I’m in a perpetual state of extreme exhaustion, that this upper respiratory infection never goes away, that I will live with a face mask and earplugs because light and noise hurts so much, and that this unrelenting pain - in nearly every part of me - is never going away. If I believed these thoughts and didn’t have a long history with this illness, I’d want to die. Far too many who have Neuroimmune diseases do believe their thoughts and take their precious lives. I’ve known too many and they leave a gaping whole when they go. PENe is evil and cruel beyond normal comprehension. But it is not you. You are a warrior and I know this because I am a warrior too. Today is time to practice copious amounts of self-compassion knowing that…

This too shall pass.

In Asian languages, the word for “mind” and the word for “heart” are the same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
- Jon Kobat-Zinn (via bourgeoisbohemianism)

Mary Poppins coffee set by Monika Diamantopoulou

More Than Porcelain

When You’re Home All Week with Chronic Illness…

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When morning stiffness has you like

spoonieproblems:

Sent to cheer me up by my dear friend Kirsten Smith. “An Aussie Flower, me thinks.”

Sent to cheer me up by my dear friend Kirsten Smith. “An Aussie Flower, me thinks.”

agentlewoman:

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agentlewoman:

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