When Mental and Chronic Illness Collide

A Spoonie's Journey



What if?

What if you met someone and the connection was unreal?  Too many things in common, not just random stuff like favorite pizza (I'm really weird and love white sauce, chicken and artichoke hearts... also his favorite pizza?)! to birthdays and... Continue Reading →


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 →

New Beginnings


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“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~T.S. Eliot

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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 →

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 →

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