Hello Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for stopping by. Today, I have a bit of a rant…Continue reading “Coded Messages”
This is one of the family’s favorites.Continue reading “Pressure Canner Pea Soup Recipe”
A year ago, a dear friend of mine lost his long battle with depression and died by suicide.
I always imagined that someone I loved committing suicide would make me angry. But of all the complex feelings that I have had, anger has never been amongst them. While I mourn and suffer because of his choice to end his life, I also understand why he chose to do so. His death is a testimony of our failure as a society. He spent most of his life dedicated to helping others with mental illness because he understood how deep those struggles effect you. Despite all his training and years of experience as a psychiatric nurse, he was not immune any more than anyone else.Continue reading “Shift the Focus”
Hello fellow zebras and spoonies. It’s time for another talk about grief. Yup, I talk about this topic a lot. Why is that? Well, because grief is a fundamental part of the human condition and it is something that we aren’t very good at dealing with. I believe that by having better conversations about our suffering and grief, we can become better at coping and gain resilience.Continue reading “Grieving the Self”
As of today, I have over 50 followers. I started this blog about 5 months ago because I needed a space to talk about my chronic illness. It means a lot to me that each of you have decided to follow my ramblings and rants. Thank you so much!
Dreams and hopes
Imagination and illusions
Things not real
yet so close to touch
beneath the skin and crawl
Influences of the mind
making that which could be
now what is so very real
I’m always on the look out for a great pair of compression socks. Because I wear these pretty much 24/7, I am frequently looking to buy new pairs of socks. I’ve recently tried buying some Pro Compression socks. I have to say that over all, these are not socks that I would recommend.Continue reading “Pro Compression Socks”
There is a darkness;
to the corners,
but ever present in my mind.
Hushed and soothing,
beckoning issues forth;
drawing me in.
Enfolding embrace is cool,
Something like home.
This is a classic lazy pig kinda meal. Something that comes together quickly and easily, but is still tasty!Continue reading “Chicken and Broccoli Pasta”
Today, the diagnosis is cancer.
But for you, it’s just another day of being sick.
There have been so many,
one more doesn’t matter.