This has been an incredibly difficult summer for me (and an incredibly difficult two years; a post I was advised NOT to write in one block by my former therapist, so I will be resuming writing it in ONE BLOCK as soon as I can!); my time has been spent largely trying to find my … Continue reading Summer goals
So I have recently encountered a very troubling problem - the content from this site is being plagiarized by others with one of the disease I have and said "person" is using the content as if it were that person's content and that person's story. This has been extraordinarily upsetting to put it mildly.At any … Continue reading Plagiarism
How Many Years …
I am sure I will write at least another post with this title. Maybe a book. But for now, all I will say is HOW MANY YEARS WILL IT TAKE TO FORGET YOU??I don't know. I'm not there yet. I wonder if I will ever be. *And all the obvious "you"s that could mean are … Continue reading How Many Years …
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
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?!?!?”
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