How I set goals nowadays is drastically different than how I did when I was "healthy" or "able-bodied" if you want to put a label on it. When I became house/hospital bound, stopped being able to drive, and using a wheelchair in 2017, I gave up on goal setting. It hurt too much to set … Continue reading Goal Planning with Chronic Illness
As I look at my life and I think about all that is has held, I have noticed that I have had many different seasons. Seasons where life is slow and sluggish and feels like I am never going to move past where I am; then there are others that are bold and bright and … Continue reading You don’t need a Full Schedule to Live a Full Life
I can't believe it is already June, but before we look ahead I want to look back at May. All the lines in my powersheets were full, but there were some unexpected road blocks that popped up... and not everything was accomplished as you can see below. (If you are new to powersheets and want … Continue reading June Tending List
If you don't know what a tending list- don't worry- I'm happy to explain. A tending list is a monthly goal planner from the powersheets (to learn more about powersheets and how I use them click here!) Tending lists are your planners best friend, they were created by Lara Casey from Cultivate What Matters. Here … Continue reading January Tending List
If you have known me for any length on time you know that I LOVE the company Cultivate What Matters! Everything from their lovely founder Lara to the stickers for the #powersheets and Write the Word Journals! If you are new to #powersheets, let me introduce you to the greatest goal setting book in the … Continue reading A spoonies’s step-by-step guide to #powersheets
The holiday season can be very stressful, and stress uses up spoons like crazy! For the first time in all 9 years of having a chronic illness, this year I think I have figured out how to balance holiday activities and hospital trips. I am going to share my tips with you in hope that … Continue reading Are the Holidays Holding You Hostage?
Apparently when my parents named me Cassandra that stood for "The Queen of Setbacks" or at least you would think so with how my life has gone. I am a meticulous planner, and have a day to day paper planner- it is my second bible. It doesn't surprise me that as I got older- and … Continue reading What to do when plans A, B, C- Z don’t work out
As I prepare to go into the OR on Thursday, I am getting all my ducks in a row so I don't have to worry about everything. My sole focus needs to be on recovering. Let me start out by saying, I am a control freak and that's no secret. Therefore, it stresses me out knowing … Continue reading 10 Small Things You Can Do to make Your Recovery a Little Easier