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Danice wondered if God was punishing her when her health began to fail as a teen. Follow her journey to a correct diagnosis with SAD and ME/CFS with God’s help.
- How Danice had undiagnosed exhaustion as a teenager, and why it took 6 years to be properly diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD
- How she finally found someone who figured out what was wrong with her.
- How Danice learned to bring joy and beauty into her life not only during her healthy summers, but during the winter as well.
- What Danice did as she turned to God to help her endure when her illness got worse and going to 24 different doctors couldn’t help her get a diagnosis.
- What Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is and what it looks like
- How Danice learned to trust God— and that He will lead us to those who can help us.
- How her trials helped her become closer to Jesus
- The answer to, “Is God punishing me?”
- The trait Danice values most in people
- The critical decision “I can learn from this” which changed her perspective.
Tips for when you are feeling alone or discouraged
- turn off TV
- read scriptures
- listen to uplifting music
- read uplifting books
- seek peace
Danice said one of the greatest lessons she learned was that, “My life is of worth as it is.” This worth was there despite all of the health challenges and the unfulfilled expectations. I think it is a good reminder that our lives have such tremendous value just as we are.
- Book: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
- the principle of “working with the waterfall”
- “Instead of fighting against this superior force, I’ve learned to work with what I’ve got.”
- Book: Winter Blues by Norm Rosenthal—recommended book for those who have SAD
- Danice’s Blog: https://danicehope.com/
You can access the transcription of today’s episode here:
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