Guilt surfaces in my writing frequently and, when I publish anything that mentions it, I’m deluged with comments and emails from readers who are also plagued by guilt because about everything they’re unable to do due to illness. I also get comments from healthy readers who tell me I have no reason to feel guilty… Continue reading Coping With the Guilt of Illness
Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge, Day 13: “You Are Beautiful” — Write yourself a love letter. Tell yourself how wonderful you are. Remind yourself of the things you have accomplished despite migraines. There are times when we need to be reminded of the good things about ourselves that others see that we may have missed.… Continue reading A Letter to Myself: Replacing Guilt, Shame & Self-Hatred With Love, Compassion
We feel guilty because our partners, parents, kids or friends take care of us when we’re sick. Not only that, they have to pick up the slack of the of chores, errands and responsibilities that we couldn’t take care of. We feel guilty because we call in sick to work, cancel plans with friends, sleep… Continue reading Guilt: How Do Family & Friends Really Feel About Sick Loved Ones?
Guilt and I spend a lot of time together. It is my closest friend, a friend I happen to despise. This is one bad relationship I don’t think will ever end. I feel guilty when I let anyone down, especially when that person is me. Multiple times a day I make promises to myself and… Continue reading The Guilt of Letting Myself Down Over and Over
I wrote yesterday’s post hoping that the friends we’re going to visit this weekend wouldn’t get a chance to read it. No such luck. C called this morning to say she’d just read the blog and they were worried about me. Fortunately, I felt great when she called, so I was able to assuage some… Continue reading Friends, Balance, Guilt