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
I've been off the internet for a while trying to figure out good ways to care for myself as I went through my latest pain flare and manic episode. With the help of my EMDR therapist, I came up with a daily routine, scheduled by the hour, for about 4 different tasks I could do,… Continue reading Self-Care For Fibromyalgia
How to make pain flares less gruesome and more gorgeous.
I had my first EMDR session yesterday, and it went... badly. In EMDR one of the first things you do is create a safe space for yourself, and I could not visualize myself as I am in that space. I kept seeing the old me, the beautiful former model me, and I began to sob.… Continue reading Why Body Positivity is So Hard For Chronically Ill Women
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It’s almost a month left until my wonderful, creekside spoonie wedding, and I’m left with some thoughts. Photo credit: Tauni Joy photography Communication is hard. Love is hard. It can be scary. Love is a literal battlefield, but as long as you and your partner are on the same team fighting for each other, it’s… Continue reading The book of love
I have a jar of wilted roses in front of my happy light. It’s a wonder my office doesn’t smell like roasted roses, because the happy light has been on for about 12 hours. By the way, a happy light is artificial sunlight, and if you don’t turn it off after 30 minutes, it can… Continue reading Beauty can come late
Your fibromyalgia body still loves you. Please love it back. After pushing myself hard last week, I found myself in a fibromyalgia pain flare. Thankfully it lasted about 6 hours instead of a few days, at least that I can tell. Fibromyalgia is pesky in that it’s nearly impossible to tell how it will jump… Continue reading Fibromyalgia pain and loving yourself