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Post-Wedding Depression is Real

When I first became engaged to my husband, I ordered all the wedding books, researched, and meticulously planned until I ended up in the ER with nerve damage. I was also pulled in all sorts of directions by my in-laws and family, who paid for the event. My planning season was an emotional rollercoaster, but… Continue reading Post-Wedding Depression is Real

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Back in the Grad School Saddle Again

On Monday, I will start grad school at a flagship university. This is a step up reputation-wise than my previous university for grad school last year. The program is entirely online so I will not have to worry about travelling, unlike my previous program. I am very excited about this. Because I want to become… Continue reading Back in the Grad School Saddle Again

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I Am Not My Illnesses

In yogic philosophy there is the concept of the known and the knower, or the field and the farmer. You observe your body, your mind, and your thoughts, but you know that is not who you are. The knower, your true self, is a soul with an inner, divine light who sees your body, mind… Continue reading I Am Not My Illnesses

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Namaste: The Light In Me Recognizes and Admires the Light that Shines in You

Image by feelgoodjunkie from Pixabay I finished my first week of yoga school yesterday, and already it has been an enlightening experience. For one thing, it expanded on the idea of what the path to a higher consciousness is/heaven/God is -- and that is love. Love for yourself, devotion to love, which leads to love… Continue reading Namaste: The Light In Me Recognizes and Admires the Light that Shines in You

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I Started Yoga School: My Longtime Yoga Teacher Training Goal Realized as a Spoonie 200 YTT Yoga & Ayurveda Center

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Before I developed chronic pain, I had a host of mental health disorders. Two biggies were dissociation and anxiety. I would bump into people walking around in public, duck out of hallways to be met by a face too flustered to apologize (and not sure to apologize). Not to mention… Continue reading I Started Yoga School: My Longtime Yoga Teacher Training Goal Realized as a Spoonie 200 YTT Yoga & Ayurveda Center

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If You Can Be Anything, Be Inclusive

I wrote an article for URevolution a while back and was paid in the form of a T-Shirt via a $30 gift card. As my weight fluctuates I always need new clothes, so I welcomed the opportunity to amp up my wardrobe. The designs URevolution has are also cute and minimalist. The shirt I received… Continue reading If You Can Be Anything, Be Inclusive

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Forgiveness and Trust

I struggle with fickleness. With people I have major trust issues, with life circumstances I'm swift to assume a pestilence from God. This makes me a bit slimy I suppose. For example, my faith - I don't always profess to be a Christian in real life or online, because I have trauma related to the… Continue reading Forgiveness and Trust

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Unlearning Internalized Ableism

While writing my book, Wedding Planning for Spoonies, I realized how ableist I was despite having a disability. Even the subtitle of the OG cover shows that. I have had a debilitating mental health disorder for 17 years, and chronic pain for 1 followed by extreme GI issues for 4. Each night I would vomit.… Continue reading Unlearning Internalized Ableism

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Persistence

You know those pain flares when you end up crying? Yeah, I just pulled through one of those. I think it was the Saharan dust storm. But I don't want to just complain. It's more of an explanation of why I've been gone for so long, in case anyone noticed. I became a Super Contributor… Continue reading Persistence