Health

3 Tips on How to Manage the Grieving Stage

3 Tips on How to Manage the Grieving Stage

Good morning. It’s been some time since I’ve written a new post. Winter has a habit of bringing some very unwanted gifts without the option to return it. The evening of Christmas, I was watching a movie with my boyfriend when I began feeling extremely […]

How to Handle the Harrowing Holidays

How to Handle the Harrowing Holidays

Can I be honest with you guys today…I mean, extra honest? Cool beans: I hate holidays. Hate them with a passion. They became an inconvenience after my parents divorced because I always have to try fitting in both sides of my family and if I […]

Finding the Perfect in Our Imperfections

Finding the Perfect in Our Imperfections

Lord knows that another issue with being chronically ill is the changes that you see with your body. Really? Another problem to add to the list? Yep. Let’s get down to facts: certain conditions such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, and complications with your thyroid all […]

A Pep Talk When Pain Becomes Overwhelming

A Pep Talk When Pain Becomes Overwhelming

This morning has been very painful for me, and it’s not even 9am. I’m not only struggling immensely with my traumatic brain injury migraines, but I now have to receive my first emergency root canal that wakes me up in the middle of the night […]

How to Stay Sane Through the Chaos

How to Stay Sane Through the Chaos

Truth be told, any information on this subject may as well serve as a “Holy Grail” for chronic illness survivors since we probably experience the bulk of chaos based off our own individual circumstances. Of course each soul that inhabits this planet has catastrophes, but […]

Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

Truth: Let’s face it: traumatic brain injury survivors have more fatigue than Michael Jackson had plastic surgery. Doing things that never used to tire us out may now deplete our energy in thirty minutes flat. What an inconvenience, right?

Understanding the Hedge Maze of Chronic Illness

Understanding the Hedge Maze of Chronic Illness

As I woke up this morning, my brain once again continued its never-ending attempt by traveling at light speed. I had so many thoughts, ideas, and questions that seem to collide with each other too early in the morning. I’m trying something different with my […]

4 Ways to Endure the Feeling of “Looking Like a Potato”

4 Ways to Endure the Feeling of “Looking Like a Potato”

May seem like a funny joke on Facebook when women complain about waking up in the morning, looking into the mirror, and coming to the realization that they feel/look like an exact replica of a potato.

5 Reasons Why Your Support System Becomes Unsupportive

5 Reasons Why Your Support System Becomes Unsupportive

As unfortunate as the truth is, the general majority of chronic illness survivors learn the hard way that those who were once always there for us, have all but disappeared once our diagnosis was given. It seems so hard to believe that the people who […]

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Yes, this phrase is often used when two lovebirds decide to tie the knot, and this is a promise made to each other at the altar. It’s easy to see how this would be an effortless promise to keep if your husband came down with […]