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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Happy Halloween!

I’ve always loved Halloween. In reflection and in total honesty when I was younger the love of Halloween probably was shared equally between an excuse to eat a ridiculous amount of candy and getting to dress up as literally anything I wanted. Then my son came along and it was so much fun dressing him …

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Loving Your Body Even When It’s Failing You – 7 Tips For Practicing Self Compassion

A few years ago I was forced to do a little, okay a lot, of self reflection. When your life comes to a screeching halt and doctors aren't immediately able to tell you what's wrong it's pretty natural to start looking inward. So I did that, looked inward, and honestly, I didn't like everything I …

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Navigating The Rough Seas Of Medical Appointments

I contemplated the best way to zip through this list of health care professional experiences and I think I'll just list them in alpha order by specialty.  I've had hundreds of appointments in the past three years and I'm sharing my experiences because I want other chronic illness people to know they aren't alone, there are lots …

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