Today is Day 16 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. The prompt is to create a pinterest board for your health focus. I am new to Pinterest so this was a nice introduction this this social media site.
My pinboard is titled: Resources for Living Well with Chronic Illness.
The first item I posted is a link to the video of Toni Bernhard, author of How to be Sick, telling the story of her illness and how her book came about. It is my favorite book on living well with a chronic illness using simple Buddhist practices and mindfulness techniques. I recommend it often.
One of the items I posted is book written by Shelley Peterman Schwartz about adapting your home to make it more accessible. She offers simple and low-cost solutions to common problems often encountered when moving about in your home or performing routine self-care tasks for persons with a physical disability or challenge. As an occupational therapist, I find her advice and suggestions to be sound and very practical.
I am a huge fan of healing and inspirational quotes. I am looking forward to adding more as I come across them. Here is the one I added today. I chose it because it serves as a reminder to lighten up. Managing a chronic illness is serious business, it’s true, but it serious laughter and lighthearted fun are important for healing, too.
Another one that I added was: No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch. I chose this one because it makes me smile. I walk really slow these days… but I AM walking.
I am not sure how much I will use Pinterest but it is nice to have a place to store all those little snippets of wisdom I come across on the internet instead of writing them on post-it notes and tacking them across the bottom of my monitor. Thank you WEGO Health for this prompt.