Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Who is this body?

“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?

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In the Pursuit of Balance

  I am starting off this blog feeling rather speechless. Speechless because for the first time in my life I don’t have an answer or a plan that I am satisfied with. All of my answers depend on a shady source that doesn’t have a good track record in being dependable. And although I am… Continue reading In the Pursuit of Balance

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#besides my diagnosis

First and foremost, this is not my great idea…but I LOVE IT!  A friend of mine who has an AWESOME BLOG,  posted this topic over the weekend and I fell in love with the idea.  She had borrowed the idea from another blogger The Girl with five Lads and Fibro and I thought I would… Continue reading #besides my diagnosis

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CBD oil for chronic pain

Have you heard the latest buzz on CBD oil? ?? Well I hadn’t either until I was reading through some online Blogs where the product was being reviewed for Chronic Pain. So I immediately contacted the company, The Fay Farm and was asked to review 2 of their Products.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one… Continue reading CBD oil for chronic pain

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Mindful Monday

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Today is the kick off of  Mindful Mondays! This idea came to me as I was meditating one evening and it seemed to resonate with me. Every Monday I plan to write about a topic and share how having a mindful practice can help center your life & ultimately give you… Continue reading Mindful Monday

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5 years ago today…

Since I woke up this morning, this day has felt odd.  The skies were angry and storms passed through every hour, darkening the sky to a nighttime gray.  The rain was heavy, furious as it fell creating a calming yet aggressive presence on our tin roof.  The winds sliced through the trees bringing branches down… Continue reading 5 years ago today…

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I’m strong but I am scared

I am writing today because I am scared. It’s been 23 days since my toenail removal surgery and 5 day inpatient stay at University of Virginia Hospital. I know what you are thinking… a toenail removal surgery? Seriously? 5 days in the hospital for a toenail removal? Yes..yes, I am being serious. As you all… Continue reading I’m strong but I am scared

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the words that heal me

  This past week I have been struggling with writing my blog. I have had an intense week of pain shadowed by the inability to write a quick (but fabulous) post. The combination of the two became overwhelming frustrating as I racked my tired and overstimulated brain for an article that would rock the world. Needless… Continue reading the words that heal me

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When warriors cry

The pain is blinding today. I can’t see clearly & sounds from around the room vibrate through my body, setting off flares throughout my nervous system.  It changes from moment to moment. And as I get use to the burning sensation it manifests into a stabbing – pulsating pain. My nerves are jumping. Literally. My… Continue reading When warriors cry