When Mental and Chronic Illness Collide

A Spoonie's Journey



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 →



Hope. When I have nothing left in me, when I have no more spoons and no more energy and no more tears to cry, I have hope.

To the Spoonie Who Doesn’t Think They Deserve Love

The last two nights, I’ve had dreams about my partner cheating on me. I wake up in the morning with a giant pit in my stomach, the kind that comes from a dream that just literally makes you sick. And... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Help Out the Spoonie

Having a mental illness or a chronic illness changes a lot about life. It affects our lives in so many ways. Too often the people in our lives don’t know how to take care of us. When someone you know... Continue Reading →

How to Help A Loved One with Mental or Chronic Illness

Recently, I was talking with another spoonie.  She was talking about the stigmatization she faces not only from the world but from her own family regarding her mental health diagnosis.  Her family keeps telling her ‘just be stronger,’ ‘just get it... Continue Reading →

I am me.

Strong.  Courageous.  Brave.  Inspirational. People actually use these words to describe me, and every time they do, it blows my mind. Me? I don't think so. What is so brave about writing?  What is so courageous about sharing my story?... Continue Reading →

Making Amends

Last night, someone from my past contacted me to make amends.  It was a very random message, as he even admitted it was completely out of left field.  He claimed to have been mean to me, but that must have... Continue Reading →

Pure Love

Tonight, I sat in mostly silence with my partner.  We are lying in bed.  He is playing a video game; I am writing.  We've hardly said anything to each other since climbing into bed. And it's been perfect. My anxiety... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between Giving In and Giving Up

As you may be able to tell from my lack of writing lately and some of my posts, things have been hard.  This is an article I wrote a few months ago, when things were going well.  My hubby suggested... Continue Reading →

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