Hello all! It's been a long hiatus. Rather than taking up where I left off on Aiming for Grace, this new blog will focus more on ideas around chronic illness and challenges associated with it. I'm particularly interested in the psychological side of life with disease, with a focus on living the best life possible regardless of Diabetes. Or perhaps, because of it. Life with Diabetes and chronic illness offers a very particular journey, frought with unique issues and opportunities and I'm interested in understanding it better, if I can! Which means looking into the latest research about human behavior and new insights into the mind as well as exploring how people cope with health issues through creative expression and the arts. Where before in my last blog, I was focusing on coping personally, I'm not interested in collecting smart insight and examples to help me braille my way through this process. I accept what is, in terms of having this disease. I'm now more intersted in using it as a jumping off point for deeper understanding and insight.
Additionally, over the past few years I also become aware of the power of the narratives I tell myself about my journey with disease. I'm more and more interested in the idea of using story to literally change my experience with Diabetes. In other words, I'm deeply curious about the power I possess to move beyond simply coping to living fully and well with Diabetes.
Insight, story and creative expression. I hope that these ideas will drive the content of this new exploration of life with chronic illness. That's the goal at least! I'm excited to see how it all turns out!