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

Thoughts

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Therapy and dealing with your past and making your mental health a priority is so much harder than pushing it down deep and trying to block it out. It is like having a full-time job where all you do is try to NOT think about it. “It’s in the past, you can’t change it, you can’t fix it.” It’s nonsense…. Read more »

Nightmares

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A couple of times a year, I have the same nightmare. The details vary, where I am, who is with me and such – but the central theme is always the same. I NEED TO CALL MAMMA. I look for my phone, or I realize I’ve not spoken to her in a while. The worst is when I can’t remember… Read more »

Unlocking and Unblocking

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Whenever we block memories and events from our childhood, we tend to assume the block will remain. The thing about the brain is that it can do some weird shit. One day you will remember nothing about a year or two in your life, and the next – sadness, anxiety and open the door to invite all of the other… Read more »

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 »

I Might Be High

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Off and on over the years, I have partaken in the Devil’s Lettuce. It was always an option in most parts of life around me if only I’d ask. As a kid, the first movie I remember seeing in a theater – was a drive-in showing of UP IN SMOKE. Did I get all of the humor? No. But to… 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 »