Documinitary: Disabled Dog Teaches Her Favorite Coping Skill … on an Epic Adventure

5 Jun
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#Amicasmells: The Movie Last year, my dog Amica and I wandered around the United States (mostly the wild west) for 10 weeks. There were plenty of reasons behind the trip, some I knew going in, and some I didn’t know...
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(#) Things Since (Terrible Thing)

9 May
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Like this: “50 Things Since Fibro” or “19 Things Since COVID-19” I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday. I was feeling disabled. It happens sometimes because, you know, I have disabilities. It’s a terrible feeling and I wanted to kick...
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My 3-Item “Reset Mantra” When Legit Trying is Too Hard

10 Apr
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How ’bout all those positive messages and happy how-tos that I write about? Look, I understand that pretty much everything in life is easier said than done. And sometimes, being positive is just too flippin’ hard. Right now is one...
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Travels with Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, and Amica

19 Jul
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Two days ago, my dog and I returned from a 10-week, 12,000-mile road trip across America. It was the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life, absolutely. So many mornings I’d shove off from wherever I was, looked at...
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Christina and Amica’s Chronic Adventure

28 May
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Amica is my best friend, a senior retriever-chowchow-shepherd-rottweiler-otherstuff mix whom I’ve been with for eleven years, and in case you missed it, we’re on an epic cross-country journey. On Instagram, I’ve been using #ChristinaandAmicasChronicAdventure to tag it, because that’s what...
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What My Aging Dog Just Taught Me About “No Going Back”

2 May
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I’m a writer. I was six or seven years old when I started writing poetry and short stories. My greatest grief with my fibromyalgia is being robbed of time to be a writer because of fatigue and/or brain fog. What...
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The Carolina House that Sent Me to Brazil

9 Oct
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In 2005, I left life as a full-time touring comedian and moved to North Carolina to accept a position as a high school English and journalism teacher. I rented a little white house with three porches and giant trees rooted...
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