It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting colder. The leaves are changing color and dropping from the trees to prepare for the frigid winter months. This isn’t my first rodeo with winter but I did step out of the ring for 7 years to live in the… Continue reading Surviving the Winter with CRPS
Dear Warrior, I see you tonight as the moon rises and the world settles down to sleep. I see you lying ever so quiet in your most comfortable spot, trying to be just that… comfortable. But for many, the comfort does not come and neither will sleep. The fire within our body ramps up as… Continue reading Dear Warrior
Believe it or not; sometimes I forget I am sick. I forget that my body doesn’t allow me to do certain things or multiple things per day. I forget that a walk into the store to grab milk, may be the only thing I can do today or that driving a short distance can take… Continue reading RSVP: No. When my diagnosis makes me a bad friend
If you are breathing, chances are you know someone or you yourself struggle with Depression. Depression is often hushed like a family secret, hidden from those around you, taboo to talk about yet it is destroying so many lives. So why is it so taboo to talk about? Why are we facing this struggle alone?… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Letting go of Depression through Mindfulness
It’s that time of year again! Summer is winding down and school is just around the corner! Going to College can be one of the most exciting and exhilarating times of your life! You are about to embark on a journey towards a career and becoming the person you have dreamt about since you were… Continue reading College Student’s Guide to Disability Accommodations
I remember the very first time one of my doctors mumbled the letters RSD as she tried to demystify why my feet would not heal and why I was in excrutiating pain. The letters themselves scared me. She said it was rare and that I probably didn’t have it. Weeks later another specialist confirmed I… Continue reading 10 things I wish I had known about CRPS/RSD when I was first diagnosed
Hello there and thank you for joining me for Mindful Monday. Last week I wrote Part I about The Dangers of Should-ing all over Yourself & asked readers to notice the “shoulds” that were unhelpful in their own lives and toss them to the side. The intention of this Mindful Monday is to improve awareness… Continue reading Should-ing Vs. Chronic Illness & Pain
I decided to break this topic into 2 parts that I will cover over the next 2 weeks in my Mindful Monday Series. This being Part I: What are the Dangerous Shoulds in Your Life? & Part II: Should-ing vs. Chronic Illness & Pain. What is with the “Shoulds” anyway? Lets face it, as you… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself
My good friend Genevieve and I were chatting last Friday night as both of us were at home due to ongoing battle with pain. I watched out the window as couples and groups of people gravitated towards the free Bluegrass concert that was held on our town’s Greenway. I longed to be one of those… Continue reading #1daywithoutpain – what would you do?
“Do one thing, every day that scares you”- Eleanor Roosevelt. I thought about this quote this morning as I woke up excited yet nervous about the week of returning to work after a 2 month medical leave. “This was it!” I thought, “This is the week that I will work all the kinks out and get back to… Continue reading Who is this body?