Chronic Illness to Creativity

You went from being a healthy, active, participating member of society to being house or even bedbound. Now what? Well, first you’ll likely need to shake the dust off because that’s a lot to sift through emotionally, but then hopefully you’ll be off to figure out what you can still do to contribute to your …

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Foggy Day, Brain Foggy That Is

Today is one of those days where my mind is foggy, my eyes are blurry, and the words seem off in the distance. I should be flat in bed, I know that, but instead I’m sitting in bed, propped up with pillows, staring at the blinking cursor. It’s like when you open the fridge door …

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Chronic Illness: Generational Effects

At the tender age of 12 the doctor told me that my mom had only two months to live. It was news that I couldn’t fully process at that age, maybe it sent me spiraling into a state of shock. I don’t know, but luckily, my mom was tough as nails, and I didn’t have …

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Fibromyalgia + Sugar = Ouch

Let’s just get that red tape out of the way… This is my personal experience. I’m a no-longer-able-to-work-due-to-chronic-illness legal/compliance person, but by no means am I a health care professional, in any way. If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with an unsolved mystery illness, like fibromyalgia (FM), you may have taken to …

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Is it Spring yet?

And just like that, March is just around the corner, bringing the Northern Hemisphere promises of lovely sunshine and budding flowers, and for the Southern Hemisphere, a welcome reprieve of impending cooler temperatures. For many of us in notoriously sunny San Diego, this Winter has been very, very cold. If you’re from back East or …

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