I’ve been struggling to blog, I’ve been blocked. So much has changed in the last year, I don't even recognize myself a large percentage of the time. How can I figure out what to write if I don't know who I am? And then I remember that the best shit I've written was never planned. … Continue reading It’s Time to Love Myself
How I made it through a week of travel and didn't end in a #FibroFlare! The trip was long and it was a grind. We got to Vegas last Sunday and I succeeded in my goal of not arriving in Vegas broken. WOO HOO! I have always put my health on hold while traveling. I … Continue reading Set Goals / Smash Goals
Becoming the Loc-less Monster: A lesson in pacing, patience and breaking the “I never finish anything” curse!
I'm not doing anything, so I'm resting, right? Yes, in the technical sense, but let's look at rest in the respect of "rest and recharge". Because that's what we really need on days where everything hurts and fatigue wins. We need to get to a state of rest where our weary body can recharge. When … Continue reading 4 Tips for Making Rest Days Count
I talk a lot about trauma healing. What trauma am I healing? It's a story with many chapters. For this post I'll be focusing on my early childhood. When we learn love and safety. We learn who we are and our personalities take shape. We're nurtured and encouraged to grow into whatever we want to … Continue reading Damn, Why Can't I Just Be Good
I got news last night that my Disability claim was denied. After seeing a judge and a judge appointed Dr., a man in a robe decided that I'm not disabled. I didn't care much for the whole process. It was stressful, expensive and quite honestly made me feel less than human. I don't know if … Continue reading Disappointment isn’t Failure
Let's talk about mental health. Specifically, how chronic illness affects mental health. I'm lucky to have a handful of people in my life that are understanding about the limitations I have because of Fibro. Their efforts to understand and accept help me keep my shit in perspective. My life looks different than most and they … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
I'm guilty of keeping Domestic Violence on the hush-hush as much as the next person. My excuse is that I'm afraid people will find out that I'm a Survivor. I'm afraid they might ask me questions about my experiences or give me the "sad face". That said, I've decided to share some of my survival … Continue reading Every Nine Seconds
This week I dealt with the internal struggle of loneliness, the significant other-less kind. In all honesty, I like my life the way it is right now. I like being able to focus on my job and my health and my friends unselfishly. As everyone knows, dating and relationships take energy and I just don’t have … Continue reading **random thought from this girl**
There are times in life when we get knocked down. Get the wind knocked out of us. Knock on a door that doesn't open. And it hurts, sometimes it hurts a hell of a lot. We hurt because we had expectations of happiness there, in those times. There was supposed to be an elevation in … Continue reading Go where the love is. That is all.