Contour 101 – “KUWTK” Edition … GOD Help Me!

So this is not the "full" post about contouring (there cannot be just one "full post" anyway!) but I'm STILL watching this stupid "KUWTK" because, yet again, I STILL DO NOT "GET IT" and I'm on the episode where Kim launches her "contour sticks" or whatever it is. And I have to say ... WRONG! … Continue reading Contour 101 – “KUWTK” Edition … GOD Help Me!

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

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

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 …”

Saturday Smoothie!

Hello, world! I am going to share with you my go-to recipe for a smoothie today - this is yet another recipe that I have been asked for on Instagram, Twitter, and elsewhere. This is just my most basic of basic smoothie recipes - kind of one of the few I always "go to" when … Continue reading Saturday Smoothie!

Friday Frustrations – Facing Symptoms During the Beginning of Remission / Minor “Cases”

Today I would like to "vent" about something that has been a continual source of frustration for me for the past few years, namely, the combination of "minor" complaints from people who suffer from moderate-to-severe chronic illness (and are in the state preceding remission) and those that come from people who have such minor illness … Continue reading Friday Frustrations – Facing Symptoms During the Beginning of Remission / Minor “Cases”

Disabled, not Unable!

Disabled. Apparently the word carries connotations that those of us who are disabled don't always associate with characteristics that describe ourselves. I was presented with this idea on a recent phone call with my mother who had accompanied me earlier to a dentist appointment - it was a second opinion appointment and I wanted someone … Continue reading Disabled, not Unable!