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 …

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 …

Friday FEAR

I just realized another interesting "quirk" of human psychology - the fear of what "we" will do if and when "we" start to feel better and have seemingly copious amounts of time that we suddenly have to fill. I don't know if this is something that happens specifically to those of us who have dealt … Continue reading Friday FEAR

“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

“Tautology” Tuesday – “Know Thyself …”

Those of us with chronic illness often tend to be incredibly introspective - I think this is in and of itself a sort of "tautology" insofar as when we are very ill, we cannot really "do" much but think. I know this is particularly true when I am experiencing a severe flare - I cannot … Continue reading “Tautology” Tuesday – “Know Thyself …”

Mundane Monday

I will try to return to my more "succinct" posting style with this one - please bear with my "bombastic loquaciousness" when it pops up! At any rate, sticking with the "alliteration," I thought I would write about a topic that has been on my mind quite a bit recently - it is something of … Continue reading Mundane Monday