Category Archives: Be Well

I fight with several chronic issues that I sometimes discuss at length .. fibromyalgia, headaches, arthritis – you get the idea. I am living “AS WELL AS POSSIBLE” with *nods to ChronicBabe.com

Pain Dictates

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El dolor dicta – the pain dictates Sadly, it has become my mantra over the years. I spent so many years fighting with my body. I pushed through desperately, trying to ignore the pain. The doctor that diagnosed my Fibromyalgia gave me some advice. “This isn’t a death sentence. It will not kill you, but some days you may wish… Read more »

Mental Health

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It is an incredibly strange time for most of the world’s population to be alive. For me and others that fight for our mental health wellness every second of every day – this is just Wednesday. I am trying to remember that this “new normal” is scary for everyone, but especially so for the people that don’t think 27 moves… Read more »

Growth Is Never Easy

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Like a chick fighting to break free of the egg, a seedling breaking through the earth – growth is never easy, and sometimes it is downright ugly, but it is the only healthy option for anything. You can’t sit on what was, you can’t plan for what will be, but you can learn from the past and put those lessons… Read more »

Home

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Everyone needs a home. A place where they can retreat to recharge, contemplate, and feel safe. Home means different things for people; for some, a home is a place on a map or a memory. Wherever your home is, it matters. Of course, HOME is a magical word; depending on your personal experiences HOME can conjure up feelings of contentment… Read more »

Forgive Yourself

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Forgive and Forget. Forgive your enemies, for they know not what they do. From Gandhi to Oscar Wilde, forgiveness being healthy is the theme. I call bullshit. If attempting to forgive your attackers brings you shame because you just can not bring yourself to let it go. You are not a terrible person. When you try to forgive when you… Read more »

Weird Woman

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I feel like I’ve been alive long enough to know a few things. Mainly old enough to know that I don’t know anything. I have had some realizations, though. I understand that human nature is unkind and unbearable. People repeat the mistakes of our parents and sometimes those of their parents. When I was younger, I often heard from adults,… Read more »

Tele-Health

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If ever there was a time to take a good look at telehealth options. I have been using telehealth for my therapy and the usual urgent care needs for about two years. Since we travel full-time, it just made sense. Wherever I am, I have access to my medical professionals. I don’t have to go over my whole history every… Read more »

Embracing the Suck

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Last week a woman I know said that there are people who have it worse than she does so she had no right to complain. She shouldn’t be upset – she should get over it. That triggered something in me; throughout my life, I’ve heard similar things. “There are millions of people who would love to have your life. What… Read more »

present

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When others seem agitated with you, pause. Is this about you, or is this something else? Maybe it is an emotion that they are expressing about something that has nothing to do with you. Could it be an emotion/event that they are working through, and you happen to be present. If you can not see what you’ve done – don’t… Read more »