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EGGdish is an email list for Elly's Gratitude Group (EGG), a mind-body-soul discussion group for people with experience of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), orthostatic intolerance, similar dysautonomias that have at one time reached disabling proportions (POTS, NMH, MVPS/Dysautonomia...).

Members post single things they are grateful for, stories of appreciation, short lists of "gratitudes" and/or commentary about how adding more gratefulness has impacted their coping with long-term health problems and all that goes along with them. Sometimes posts include "the processing" it takes to get to the gratitude for an event or situation.

An attitude of gratitude can spread to the body and beyond, and reconnect us with ourselves and each other in ways we couldn't imagine before it happens. Gratitude is about noticing, remembering what is already going well, giving us a momentary break from all the challenges and difficulties we face. It has been known to lead to more laughing and ease.

Members are also encouraged to notice their language and how it affects them, to look for new phrasing that add gentleness to ourselves and our lives. Word play in the EGG has lead to many new insights for healing.

Gratitude writing is about focusing on this moment, on what already exists. We don't include just the positive or do wishful thinking. There are surprising things to appreciate in the negative. It is about being constructive. Gratitude is a tool to relieve the stress inherent in some "should statements." Should statements focus on what is lacking, missing or disappointing us; gratitude is for discovering what is here now nourishing us, strengthening us, even amidst our crises in life.

EGG meets via voice with one long distance teleconference monthly. Meetings are announced through EGGdish Yahoo emails. EGG is a sister group of the NOVA CFS/ME & FMS and MVPS/D & OI Support Groups.

As we dish, let's see where a group attitude of gratitude can take us....

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  • 49
  • Support
  • Mar 27, 2008
  • English

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