Posts Tagged ‘chronic illness’

a great article

13Mar16

I’m still here… I just closed the show, and I may have to switch around my spring quarter teaching schedule (plus, prepping to celebrate Pi Day!) so there’s a ton of stuff in my world, as always. But I recently found this article that I believe many here can resonate with:   Things You Know […]


obsessing much?

13Feb16

So, I’ve been prone to obsessing. It’s like… my own FOMO. If you’ve been through massive life-changing experiences, you might get this. But I’ve had this “I only have how many good summers left in my life?” playing through my head ALL the time. And I keep on doing the math on how many good […]


… to someone in a bad situation? “It’ll all work out fine.” Because, left to its own devices, a situation typically does not work out fine. You have to WORK at it. There is often a struggle. (And, in the end, the struggle is typically worth it… but leave it alone, and things don’t just […]


Many of us with chronic illness have “invisible” problems. Who knows I have MS unless I tell them, really? (But I’m a heck of a lot more tired than I used to be. And I don’t have the bounce in my step that I used to, either.) But I try to ignore my invisible symptoms […]


on bravery

26Nov14

Throughout my MS journey, and my more recent abdominal tumor/surgery journey, I’ve had a handful of people tell me how brave I am. While I appreciate that others recognize that I maintain a positive attitude under tough circumstances… “brave” isn’t the word that comes to mind, even though I see it frequently applied to those […]


Recently, I came across the following article: How To Live Your Everyday Life With A Vacation Mindset As someone with a chronic illness, and now coping with chronic pain and another potential chronic illness, it’s frustrating to not be able to plan travel as I once did. I’m always looking ahead to the day when […]


the fire

29May14

I was listening to a business podcast earlier today, in which an entrepreneur was interviewed. One of the recurring themes was that getting her business off the ground wasn’t easy; whenever she encountered a roadblock, she creatively came up with a work-around, even if it took extra effort for the outcome. The host reminded the […]