Ah, the holidays. They come every year at the same time and yet so many of us dread this time of year. The season is stressful for everyone, testing our pocket book, emotional stability, and the ever impressionable waist-line. But when you have a chronic illness surviving the holidays can be more than the average… Continue reading Chronic Illness and the Holidays
If I'd just let you into my office you'd see what kinda mess I'm in. My cluttered piles of projects are quite reminiscent of my brain. My brain the logical me- full of lists, which is also a menagerie of "if I have time I'll do" and "ooh, I wanna do". I glance at the… Continue reading Looking Forward
Chronic Illness doesn't have to be a death sentence on your life physically or mentally. Yet, it is true, when we are diagnosed, we go through this grief process of denial, anger, depression, and hopefully, finally coming to a place of acceptance somewhere down the road. Finding true peace and healing within ourselves starts in… Continue reading Defying the Death Sentence
Handling our flares is just what we do. It comes with the territory, it can leave you feeling alone and segregated from the world. You know me, and I'm all about Chronic Illness education. How can we improve one's mind and soul through certain gloom and distress? Many of the chronic diseases have sister symptoms… Continue reading Flares
I am post one year and two months into this unhinged reality that has latched its talons firmly in me. Gosh, it really seems like an eternity some days in some areas- almost like I’ve dealt with this my whole life. It’s quite astounding as I guess I have in some way or another. I… Continue reading When the New Wears Off. . .
The day of my baby girls blessed union, I was asked the same question multiple times. "Are you OK?" Then they proceeded further. "No really, are you OK?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phase prior, during, and after wedding. . . We all could load up and go to… Continue reading Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings