Posted in after the diagnosis, coping with chronic illness, coping with life threatening illness, living with chronic illness, Living with Illness

Did You Read the Fine Print?

Every legal document has those little letters at the bottom that list all the exclusions for an offer.  When you see an infomercial once again little print with the qualifiers for the sale.  Certain stores have no return or limited return policies and then do so only with a receipt in given number of days.  So what do you know about the terms of your life?  Did you read the fine print?

The truth is that there is a “no return” policy on your life.  You don’t get to bring your body back to a place where they can exchange it for a new model or to a repair shop to be brought back to its pre-diagnosis condition.  It doesn’t matter how hard you try, there is no customer service, warranty office, or complaint department when it comes to your life; so what are you going to do with your life now that you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness?

There’s really only one solution and that is to create your own division of health and healing.  You will need to create a “department of optimism and hope”.  This division of your life is responsible for promoting wellness on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.  It will require your physical and spiritual presence so you can be aware and implement those programs that this division creates on your journey to wellness!

What will you do keep this division of your life alive and well?  How will you foster an atmosphere of positivity and hope?  Since you have a no return policy on your life, you have to create a new life philosophy; one that increases productivity both physically and spiritually.  It needs to foster growth on the emotional and spiritual levels.  This new division is the cornerstone for health and healing.   It serves as the catalyst for a living life with this “new normal”.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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