Writers are solitary by nature - a blanket observation of myself and those I have met. We suffer alone, write alone, and need to be solitary for our own comfort. Yet...
When I was diagnosed with RA, I realized I could not succeed where I was currently positioned and I took action. Not because of my condition, but because of the dynamics of who was in charge of my department.
Pain is a cruel master forcing me to think of relief in lieu of lovely things like planting lettuce or hiking or vacuuming. Yeah, rather vacuum the whole stinking house than deal with this - it's a bugger! Come on remedies - unite!!!
Have you ever been treated as an outsider or marginalized? Then this story is for you.
Repost of TED Talk with Daniel Levitin - listen closely about the decision on medication. Be prepared to talk to your doctor about any medication they recommend. https://embed.ted.com/talks/daniel_levitin_how_to_stay_calm_when_you_know_you_ll_be_stressed
Photo: Hans BennOn February 1st, my step-son, Brad, passed away. Brad was 29 years old, an Army Veteran, and a survivor of 4 traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, pain, and PTSD. He was a warrior to the core. The last year before his passing, the family was able to pour love into him during the … Continue reading Trouble with Grief: A Believer’s Story
When RA flare-ups hit, I feel sick. My brain, muscles, bones - even my skin falls ill. These days are hardest to get through. I push my body to the limit which doesn't take long at all, then I rest. I used to lament, now I surrender. This morning, I am off to my see … Continue reading Hot Flashes – An RA Story