Chronically Flourishing

How to Flourish

I asked some of my Spoonie (If you dont know what Spoonies are) friends to assist me with answering a few questions to help me better answer the question “How to Flourish?”.

I really appreciate them taking the time out to help so I’ve listed and linked their websites/blogs alongside their responses (: Please show them some support and definitely visit their sites. You’d be surprised how much support you’ll get from others that deal with the same illness or issues as yourself. 

Okay, on to the questions. I began by asking them: 

To grow and thrive in a positive way

Claire Saul


Extensive growth in rich abundance- joyful and sustainable growth



Flourish is something that happens when all your basic needs have been met. Only then can you go above and beyond and fulfill your potential.

Suzanne Kopecki


So basically flourish means to grow or develop in a healthy way or vigorous way. I love this definition because it basically sums up all the responses into one. The problem a lot of us have run into is “How do you flourish?” especially in the face of adversity. Welp, that is what Chronically Flourishing Series is all about. 

So, How does one flourish in the face of adversity, illness, or just shitty situations, you may ask? 

You have to nourish to flourish baby


This brings me to my next question that I asked my fellow chronic illness bloggers: 

Give myself the tools my body and spirit need to survive.



To take care of my body and mind, to give myself everything I need to be the best version of me.

Carrie-Ann Lightley


Nourish to me is about ensuring your body and mind and being given enough fuel and rest to function. If you don’t put fuel, be it good, water or rest into your system it can’t operate.


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The word nourish means, all substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. Before you can achieve anything you must first take care of yourself. Don’t ignore your needs trying to achieve acknowledgments. 

When you take care of yourself first you’re able to do everything else in life that much better. You’re important too and you deserve to be treated with kindness. 


Nourish to flourish means taking care of you so you’re not pouring from an empty vessel. Your body, heart, mind, and spirit all makeup Y-O-U. You must nourish each differently in order to flourish. Think of yourself as a plant. Plants need nourishment, sunlight, water, etc… to thrive and grow. You must also nourish your body, heart, mind, and spirit to grow.  

Question for my readers:

Tell me below in the comment section

Thanks for reading!

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  • Reply Nichelle

    First off, I love your blog look. I choose to nourish myself everyday, mind, body and soul. I agree that nourishing and flourishing is pouring into self as much as possible. Being happy who you are and comfortable with who you are becoming. Society gives us mixed reviews and intimidates us into believing we are not enough. I choose not to take that road. Great read.

    August 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm
    • Reply Ash

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing! More gems dropping soon.

      August 14, 2019 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Kasha j

    Taking care of your body, mind, and soul means taking a step back and putting yourself first. Realizing that it’s not a selfish Act and it’s okay to do so.

    August 14, 2019 at 11:45 pm
    • Reply Ash

      Absolutely. Thank you for reading

      August 15, 2019 at 12:01 am
  • Reply marvette

    It’s a daily task… I try my best to get in my H20 daily

    August 15, 2019 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Cherisr

    I take care of my kind body and soul by resting when I need to, being kind to myself, watching what I eat and expire my body/spirit to.

    August 15, 2019 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Jenn Eds

    Thanks for sharing this! It’s super important to know and awesome to hear your POV!

    August 16, 2019 at 2:47 am
  • Reply Jalisa nichole

    Wonderful read!
    I take care of self by scheduling Me-time each week and doing absolutely nothing OR just spending quiet time to think.

    August 16, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Reply Latasha

    I flourish by being conscious of what I eat to avoid eating too many carbs, and having quiet time, even if it’s just sitting in my car on my lunch break.

    August 16, 2019 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Desarae

    Nourish means to me to take care of myself. Meaning it is ok to say no to others, your friends and family to put yourself first. Great read!

    August 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Kareemah Weaver

    I absolutely love your blog!! This was such a nice and inspirational read!

    August 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply Ash

      Thank you so much!

      August 20, 2019 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply D.Irie

    I take time for myself daily. I say no, I nap, I put my phone on dnd, I sit in silence. It’s so important to pour into yourself. Lovely insight!!❤

    August 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply naturally free

    Great post. I nourish by securing positive energy

    August 18, 2019 at 7:31 am
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