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

An Easy Way to Have a “Healthier” Diet

I don't know if this is "common" knowledge, but there is this general idea in Japan that one should consume 30 different kinds of food a day. This includes the rice that is eaten at almost every meal (that would count as "one kind" of food, even if eaten three times in one day) ... … Continue reading An Easy Way to Have a “Healthier” Diet

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”

TALK ABOUT IT TUESDAY! A “Short” Version of My “Behcet’s Story”

I really want to get this "blog" really up and running - there is so much "misinformation" and so little "awareness" about Behcet's, ESPECIALLY moderate-to-severe Behcet's (i.e., "systemic involvement") and it is incredibly important to me for this "blog" to be a source of "reliable" information as well as a place where people with Behcet's … Continue reading TALK ABOUT IT TUESDAY! A “Short” Version of My “Behcet’s Story”

Managing Expectations

I want to make this as brief as I can in order to "train" myself to write shorter posts. For those of us who deal with chronic illness, it is absolutely CRUCIAL that we learn to "manage our expectations." Basically, this means giving up being a blind optimist and giving up being a pessimist based … Continue reading Managing Expectations

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 …