DITD – AKA Down In The Dumps

And yes, it requires all those words to be one emotion. I’m fairly certain all of us have been DITD at one time or another. Many of these DITD episodes happen this time of year. I suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) which is classified as mild because I live in the South. Heaven forbid […]

Weary?

How many of us can say we have never experienced the emotion of being weary? How many of can say you are too familiar with this emotion? I suspect we have all been weary at one time or another. I suspect we have also been weary for different reasons. I’ve been weary from all the […]

FEAR!

What are you afraid of? That’s a powerful question to begin a blog with, but without a powerful statement I think many of us might be afraid to address the question of fear. I want you to stop and think, really think, about your fears. I don’t mean the normal fears that we all have. […]

Fulfillment

How many of you have never wondered why you are on this earth? That statement reads correctly. How many of you have NEVER wondered? Or questioned your purpose? Wondered each day if you are doing what you are destined to do? Or asked yourself – what is your destiny? What is the legacy you will […]

Acceptance

Does it seem strange to have ‘acceptance’ as the emotion for this blog? In a way it does for me, but then again, don’t we as lupus patients get put into a lot of situations, places, and circumstances where we have to decide to accept or not? I think, we more than a lot of […]

Frustration

What do you do when you go to see a medical practitioner and nothing goes as you expected it to? Do you become irate? Do you express your concerns to whomever is in the room with you be it nurse, PA, ARNP, Elmo? Do you scream, and holler, and make threats? Do you quietly make […]

Are You Satisfied?

Is there a way, when you live with lupus, to every feel that things are right? That perhaps you did something to feel good about? Do you ever feel satisfied with the way your life currently goes or are you satisfied with your medical treatment or health in general? I’ve wondered the same thing, but […]

2nd In The Series – DETERMINATION

I find it difficult to concentrate enough this week to write about an emotion for the blog. The blog is supposed to examine emotions, one emotion at a time. I could discuss sadness, as I feel that very deeply this week after losing a dear friend to lupus last week. I could discuss anger, but […]

New Blog Series on Emotions – Anger

Welcome to the Lupus Support Network Blog. If this is your first time here, or your first time here in a while, then you’ve come at a good time. We are starting a series on emotions. Every couple weeks, or more often if I can get to it, there will be a blog posted about […]

Healthy Foods Enhance Life for Those with Chronic Illness

We are pleased to have a guest post for this blog from Melanie Bowen. “Melanie Bowen is an awareness advocate for natural health and holistic therapies for cancer patients. You will often find her highlighting the great benefits of different nutritional, emotional, and physical treatments on those with illness in her efforts to increase attentiveness […]