HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I wanted to "ring in" the NEW YEAR with a challenge for myself and anyone who is reading this. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have recently (now "fairly recently!") moved and I am still putting things away and simultaneously finding things I forgot I even had. One of these things is this … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Succinct-ify THAT Sunday!

In my last long post (earlier today!) the basic "idea" I'm driving at and driving MYSELF toward is to try to be "a voice" within the "Chronic Illness Community" that is less showcase-y and less sad. There is already so much sadness and so many bad things we deal with on a daily basis - … Continue reading Succinct-ify THAT Sunday!

What’s the Harm in …

... laughing at someone's hypothetical "expense?" We all do it ... well, maybe not ALL (there are some very saintly people out there ... but I bet they too once DID it!) ... but as a fairly reasonable generalization, we all use comedy as a means of dealing with situations and realizations that might be … Continue reading What’s the Harm in …

Super Succinct Sunday – Spoonies

I literally just woke up about 15 minutes ago (I have not been feeling well at all) but I wanted to write this one ASAP since I know there is often a lot of confusion about what the term "spoonie" means, where it comes from, and why it is used. *Of course I had to … Continue reading Super Succinct Sunday – Spoonies

Wednesday Wisdom – “Righting Your Heart”

I have been sort of watching (in my "watching way" of leaving shows on while I am doing other things) this Netflix Anime called ピアノの森. It's a little goofy (the attempts at getting the "animation" of piano playing is VERY computerized, if that is a "proper" description), but there was just an interesting line that … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – “Righting Your Heart”

The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”

Who ever would have thought I would be quoting "Gossip Girl?!" But here I am and here it is - something to think about in many contexts - "It's not the secrets that cause the problems; it's the assumptions that people make about them." This doesn't apply just to "secrets;" it applies to relationships we … Continue reading The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”

Wednesday Wisdom – Spending Money

Money is a difficult subject for just about everyone. Talking about "financial success" and spending or even just having money, however, can be a topic that brings absolute panic to someone with chronic illness - it certainly does for me. Aside from chronic illness itself - that is, thinking about how I feel in the … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – Spending Money

Sunday Thought …

I realize there is not alliteration going on with this post, but I have been thinking about something I have advised others NOT to do and yet I have found myself doing - that is, "snooping" on Facebook (not really "snooping" as much as just LOOKING) and inadvertently comparing myself and my life with others … Continue reading Sunday Thought …

“Flip It!” Friday

I have been experiencing some personal difficulties lately with a "private project;" it is something I do not really discuss with anyone but suffice it to say that it is something I dread and something that entails the firm utilization of "NEVER AGAIN!" - and I am NOT a person who does well with the … Continue reading “Flip It!” Friday

Tuesday Tip

"“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. "~Maya AngelouThis is one of those quotes that's hitting very close to home lately. I started writing a post about the importance of going with your "gut" instinct - a topic which ties into this quote very closely. There are so many implications … Continue reading Tuesday Tip