The Husband That Wanted to Know

I really do not know where I am going with this post but I’ll start by saying my husband asked me to “explain” myself … he had a few questions. Our conversation went very much like this; Jeff asked, “How do you deal with me when you are always in pain?” I responded, “Well, I bitch…

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The LIEBSTER Award 2017.

Hello fellow bloggers. I am thrilled to be nominated for the most popular award on WordPress, the LIEBSTER AWARD 2017. Thank you so much, Dee Kay at The Immortal Arts by Dee Kay! Dee Kay’s blog is a must-read. He is a phenomenal wordsmith; short stories, poems and soul-searching posts. Check out his site! The following are the 10 questions…

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The Beginning of the Faraway End.

As I blogged earlier we are beginning to downsize! First and foremost this will be great for my fibromyalgia. To have less is less to clean! But our ultimate goal remains the same, to sell this big house and travel in an RV for a few years before settling down to a small home in an…

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I Don’t “Fit” Christmas.

I am not a Mom. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt and very recently, a great aunt. I am a wife, a sister-in-law, a cousin and a niece. I got married when I was 38, a little late in life. We never tried to have a baby but we didn’t NOT try either.…

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A Dream Realized

“The only constant in life is change.” I wish I could remember who said that. I feel the truth of this statement more than ever these days. Change is constant. Constant is change. Why the reflection?  The time is here for my husband and me to make a few changes, and change may be constant, but…

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The Disease of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

You have a disease, it used to be only an illness. There will not be a cure in your foreseeable future. You were so sure in the beginning this disease was just a temporary illness. You are on disability, you never wanted it. You ended up needing the money disability provides, but it is nowhere near…

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What a Style Blog Means to Me, a Woman With a Chronic Disease.

Meet Joanna at ArtbyJWP.      Joanna is a gifted blogger. All things needed for stylish homes, fashion, accessories, and decore are covered by Joanna. The above picture of posted totes is part of Joanna’s own design collection! She decided to have a Rafflecopter Give Away and I was the lucky winner! I picked the pineapple tote. It…

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The Three Types of Boundaries

Boundaries, you have them or you don’t. Right? Well, not exactly. There are three types of boundaries: Unbounded Overbounded Flexible If you tend to have unbounded boundaries, you allow everything in. Positive and negative, good and bad. There is no wall, no force field, not even a little fence around you. You feel everything all the…

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It Happened.

I am on my third day with a flare that is so quirky, one moment I am able to sit up and watch some TV and two minutes later, I feel as if I am approaching death’s door. I have had this disease for over 20 years, I have not experienced such a volatile flair with the…

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Meditation, Mindfullness, and Engagement?

Ohm, Ohm, Ohm… meditation is the key? I don’t meditate. I am mindful that the leaf that I picked up off the ground is [insert awareness statement], unique with enthusiasm? I am not mindful. How do I, who is in constant pain, who spent almost 20 years trying NOT TO FEEL my pain suppose to practice,…

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One Day I’ll Be A Ballerina

I was putting together my information for an upcoming doctor’s appointment and I realized I had never really explored my birth trauma. I went through it but what was it? Really? A birth trauma that made me physically handicapped from the moment I took my first breath. My mother is diabetic, this means she was…

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