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When Mental and Chronic Illness Collide

A Spoonie's Journey

The Spoon Theory

You may see a lot of references to "Spoonies" on my page.  A spoonie is someone who an illness, which is a term from a post by Christine Miserandino. You can find out all about the Spoon Theory here.

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Just Breathe

I always think it's weird when I'm in the E.R. and I hear nurses and doctors doing assessments and the patients respond with no medical history. I'm sorry what? No medical history? Nothing? No medications? Yet for millions and millions... Continue Reading →

A Million Little Pieces

It's Friday night.  I'm at home, listening to music with the dogs. Everything seems the same, but it's not.  None of it is the same. Everything that my life was has been shattered into a million pieces.  I remember when... Continue Reading →

God is good He always blesses my path I’m really lucky I have good opportunities I have safety nets I have people who love me I’m blessed. I’m grateful. I’m loved. I am enough? What is that? How do you... Continue Reading →

Their’s is the Kingdom of God

There is a time when you admit defeat.  You don't always do it, and you don't do it if it can be avoided.  If you do have to admit defeat, do it gracefully, humbly and quietly. We all get in... Continue Reading →

Her Name was Barbara

She came in quietly, with barely a peep.  Her family was quiet, the nurses gentle. I sat quietly behind my curtain, respecting their privacy. In the beginning it seemed simple--she had a UTI.  But the thing is, when you are... Continue Reading →

What is success?

I have the habit of comparing myself to other people.  All. The. Time. Five years ago, I set out on getting my Master's in Psychology.  I finished my program, got my license to be an intern therapist.  I was working... Continue Reading →

What is me?

It's been a really hard few days with my dysautonomia and EDS flaring, migraine free mostly thankfully. Lots of super emotional things, like finally saying goodbye to a 5 year relationship, being told that I can't be associated with anymore... Continue Reading →

When Everyone Told Me I Needed to Take a Day Off

It would be amazing to take a day off.  To not deal with everything going on in my head.  To not be anxious and not be stressed and not be a hot mess all the time (and this is one... Continue Reading →

What to do When Your Support System and Foundation Crumble

You rebuild. Because you are a Warrior. You are a mother fucking tigress Warrior Princess Zebracorn. You have 9 lives and you always land on your feet. Pick yourself up off the ground and be the Warrior you know you... Continue Reading →

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