When Mental and Chronic Illness Collide

A Spoonie's Journey


October 2016

When Exhaustion is a Part of Your Life

  “I’m tired.” You hear it all the time. You ask how someone is doing, with a small sigh, they reply, “I’m tired.” There are all kinds of tired. There is the kind of tired that comes from a lack... Continue Reading →


Find the good. Be the good.

  In two consecutive text messages to my partner tonight, I sent a link to the crisis on the India/Pakistan border and then right after, a link to Huffington Post story about a comic. As I read the story, I... Continue Reading →

How to Let Go of the Past

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ~Jessica Hatchigan

Reflecting On What Counts

Invisible Illnesses

  Looking at me, the only thing that identifies is me as someone with an invisible disability is my service dog. That’s part of the reason I love my service dog so much; I don’t meet as much resistance from the public... Continue Reading →

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