JoJoisms

Wearing my smile like a mask and my joy like a costume

It’s been a very difficult three weeks since my dh lost his job, especially after the challenges we had all last year.  As I mentioned last week, I had not only lost my sense of humor, but I was overwhelmed by anger and sadness.  I found myself thinking dark thoughts. Here is something I wrote […]

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The Chronic Illness Balancing Act

It is said that life is a balancing act. We balance work and play.  A balanced diet has some veggies, some meats, and only some dessert because too much of even a good thing is not good.  In math and chemistry, you have to balance the equation. When I worked, I remember having to balance my […]

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Ten most frustrating things about holidays with chronic illness

We interrupt our Video Countdown to CHRISTmas to bring you this countdown of another kind: The holidays are a time of fun and family, a celebration of Jesus and a time to reflect on the blessings we each have been given.  Unfortunately, the holidays are also a time of stress, frustration, fatigue, guilt and anxiety […]

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I have a confession to make…

I’m going to admit something I’ve been trying to hide.  I’ve been struggling lately.  Actually, I’ve struggled with this for quite some time on and off.  I’m a bit frustrated and overwhelmed, but mostly I’ve been feeling like nobody cares. It’s silly, really.  An innocent joke made by a family member here.  A small perceived […]

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