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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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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 →

Follow up

I realize I can write my previous blog post because I have white privilege, and I realize I will never understand it. I've been thinking of ways to tweak the article but there is no tweaking. Anyone who is white... Continue Reading →

I have white privilege.  I have it in every way shape and form. I am a white woman, living in the nicest part of town, in an overwhelmingly rich and white city in Southern California consistently ranked on the safest... 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 →

The Day I Got My Genetic Testing Results

I called a few times a week past the expected four weeks of testing after my blood was drawn to see if the results were in yet. Finally, I got a “Yes, they are in.” There was a but though….... Continue Reading →

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