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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Embracing Thankfulness

There's an emotional depth with most Chronic illness warriors that you won't find amongst the masses.  We literally struggle and fight to survive, to defend ourselves, to keep going on days when others would be curled in bed wishing their sick day would quickly pass. It's my opinion that because of the depths we have to …

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