Friday Freedom

FREEDOM is the ability to RESPOND to any situation by looking at it antithetically.. If your natural REACTION to a situation is one way, try stepping back and thinking about it in exactly the opposite way. For example, my last post about "helping others help themselves" - that is, knowing first that the person who … Continue reading Friday Freedom

Monday Mantra

"I am not synonymous with my illness(es)."This is an important one. After years and years of dealing with chronic illness, it often starts to feel like we ARE our disease(s). However, there is a YOU (and a ME!) that is SO MUCH MORE THAN OUR ILLNESS(ES)! We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by what … Continue reading Monday Mantra

Mindfulness Monday

Today I am just writing a short little "blip" about chains of "coincidences;" things to which we often ascribe some kind of "intent" or "meaning" when they occur. When I say this I mean something like if you were to find a $5 bill lying in the middle of "Main Street" and you took that … Continue reading Mindfulness Monday

“If I Were Healthy …”

There is this little game I like to play with myself when I'm feeling down in the dumps or depressed or just very ill - for functional purposes, I will call it "If I Were Healthy." The idea is that I think back to the days before I was so sick (or, perhaps, the "pauses" … Continue reading “If I Were Healthy …”

Monday Motivation

I want to start "categorizing" some of these posts so they are not just the random thoughts based on my "perspective" as a "spoonie;" of course I will continue those kinds of posts, but I thought I would utilize some of the "hashtag"able days of the week ideas here - it is a great way … Continue reading Monday Motivation

What’s the Point?

I have had a very difficult week (for many reasons - I don't really want to discuss any of them here or now, but I'm sure I will come up with posts with topics that "spin off" the issues with which I have been dealing), so I thought I would write very briefly about why … Continue reading What’s the Point?

Owner of a Perpetually Broken Heart?

Hello! It has been a little too long since I have written - I have had a terribly busy week between moving and having a root canal done that I didn't anticipate having done so quickly (more on that story later ...) - so I just wanted to "pop in" and write a little bit … Continue reading Owner of a Perpetually Broken Heart?

Age and Sex …

I had an interesting thought this morning - what is the correlation between the age at which one tends to "stagnate" (i.e., stop developing psychologically and developmentally as a result of trauma or marriage or having a child or chronic illness or one of the many reasons for such a thing to occur - in … Continue reading Age and Sex …

80% of Life’s Defining Moments Happen by Age 35…?

So I am currently watching a TED Talk entitled "Why 30 is not the new 20" (you can find the talk about which I'm referring at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhgI4tSMwc ). In this "talk," the speaker states (and I'm paraphrasing) "80% of Life's Defining Moments Happen by Age 35." The argument - as far as I can tell … Continue reading 80% of Life’s Defining Moments Happen by Age 35…?

Marriage?

I'm going to make this one short and sweet because I don't want to say too much on the subject right now for a variety of reasons. At any rate, for the aforementioned variety of reasons, I have been thinking a lot about this subject lately - marriage, that is - and how the meaning … Continue reading Marriage?