“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” –Mark Twain You are what you eat. I’m sorry, it’s true. I agree, I want to just eat all… Continue Reading “You Are What You Eat”
“And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.”– Jack Kerouac I woke up in a fog this morning. Not outside, outside is bright and sunny and cold as can be! The fog… Continue Reading “Foggy Days”
“Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.” John Wooden When I was first diagnosed with a chronic disease, I have to admit, I was quite naive. No, naive is definitely not a word that fits me (HA!) I guess what I really mean… Continue Reading “The art of Taking Stock”
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone is working on some goal or other for the year. Weight loss, giving… Continue Reading “Becoming a Goal Crusher”
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher Once upon a time there was a girl who hurt all over. She went to her Doctor, whom she trusted, in search of help. The competent Doctor figured… Continue Reading “The Battle for Healthcare”
Life is beautiful and living is pain. -Hunter S. Thompson You know those mornings when the alarm goes off and you find yourself suddenly extremely aware of the poor choices that have lead to the hollowed out barely human feeling you have? I’ve had… Continue Reading “Drinks with Friends (and other things masochists might do)”
Just because you CAN live with symptoms, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
Knowing what to ignore and what to treat comes from being in tune with your body.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson Honesty is the best policy so the saying goes. And yet, is it? Well, not always, right? I mean we all have a whole laundry list of social customs in which… Continue Reading “Learning to be Honest”
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost- The Road Not Taken When you have a chronic disease, the road to disability is an unpaved country road not… Continue Reading “Finding a New Path”
“Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.” ― Ja A. Jahannes, WordSong Poets As a lover of learning and a science nut, I have always sought and craved Information. As a chronic degenerative disease sufferer I have come to… Continue Reading “The Double Edged Sword Of Knowledge: The benefits and drawbacks of being “in the know””