October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Aside from Pumpkin everything, October is also Dysautonomia awareness month. Unless you have a dysautonomia medical condition you’re likely wondering what in the world I’m talking about now. Whelp if you’re curious here is a little info. According to Dysautonomia International: “Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause …

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Keeping Up With Appearances

Maya Angelou hit the nail on the head when she shared a bit of her philosophy in life.    “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” It seems like, for the most part, we do the best we can until we know better, and then, …

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Sensationalizing Chronic Illness

The chronic illness community has been up in arms over a recent release on Netflix, title Afflicted, and rightly so. As I understand it chronically ill people were scouted out by the film makers for the film, specifically people who have chronic illnesses that aren’t currently well-understood. They were told that the film would portray …

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Mr. Sandman Bring Me A Dream

To live, literally to be alive, humans must sleep. I’ve read that the brain flushes itself when we are sleeping, a little housekeeping, if you will, while we are in dreamland. I can only assume that without this sleep, and no housekeeping, the brain becomes a toxic wasteland. Again, I’m assuming…I don’t actually know. What I …

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Invisible Illness, Look Again

Well as any good little chronic illness does, mine is flaring like a wildfire on a hot, windy day. I blame Thanksgiving, but there's other stuff going on too, so who really knows. Anyway, in looking through my list of blog ideas I landed on this one...photographs. I'm trying to practice a little self compassion in doing …

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