“It is okay to suffer. But as long as you talk about it, it is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem.”-Prince Harry ❤️💛💚💙💜
Why I blog…I blog to be a voice for the suffering. Those of us who suffer from illness, loss, and trauma all have a common theme amongst our lives, the theme of being silenced.
We have been told, “There’s nothing wrong with you.” or “You look perfectly healthy.” or “It’s all in your head.” or “You did this to yourself.” or “Suck it up.” or “Get over it.” or “You’re crazy.” or “You should have, you could have, you need to…”
All of these phrases can strangle the suffering into silence which can cause great emotional pain, fear, loneliness, and hopelessness. I know this because I have had every one of these phrases delivered to me from the voices of those who do not understand suffering or who do not want to understand suffering.
To talk about our pain and be given a compassionate hand to hold and to be truly held is absolute medicine. This is why I blog.
As chronic illness is exponentially growing in our world the voices of the ill must stop being silenced and they must be given a voice, listened to, heard, held. Everyone knows someone who suffers, so I say please listen, please give compassion, please open up to the idea that those who suffer need to be heard.
For those who suffer, here is someone who understands you, here is someone who holds you in regard, here is someone who absolutely believes in you. I live to help those who have been silenced into loneliness, despair, and hopelessness. I support your voice, your wellness, your dreams, your life’s desires, your authenticity. You deserve a voice.
With absolute love and complete gratitude, blessings to all. 🙏