A Day in the Food Of (and other reflections on intuition and self-care)

1 Nov
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Monday, I had pizza. I had it for lunch, and then I had it for second lunch. It was so good and made my taste buds so happy. My stomach had entirely different feelings about it. By the end of...
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8 Ideas to Amplify Healing

13 Sep
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I finally turned a corner towards improvement again, and this time without steroids. As I tapered off my course of prednisone, the pain of my herniated disc became worse every day. Things I’d started to get back were lost again,...
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What is “Illness Shaming”? … and How to Knock It Off

6 Sep
Christina Irene in Press Enterprise
I want to talk about stigma. When I do my presentations, I actually come out and outright reject the word stigma, because the actual definition is something like, “a mark of disgrace.” Yeah, that this someone has an actual mark...
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Refresh Your Hardships with a “First Day of School”

30 Aug
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Remember the thrill of the first day of school? That new beginning? I won’t assume this was a positive experience for everyone, but for a lot of us, it was an exciting time. A clean slate, a fresh start. I...
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When I Have Zero Bandwidth for Other People’s Problems

22 Aug
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So your boss is being a jerk again. You had a fight with your girlfriend. Your new alternator is going to cost $300. Sorry, but today, I don’t care. I just can’t. Not because *I’m* a jerk. But because I...
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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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