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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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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

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Trust Issues

My husband and I are working towards reuniting, and I've been opening up to him about issues I have with myself. One is that as far back as I can remember, I never felt deserving of love, not even my mother's. He asked if that was why I had trust issues. I said yes. We… Continue reading Trust Issues

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Why I Take Selfies

Today, I had to take steroids. For the third time this week I ended up walking around the house using my wedding cane. It was terrible but the steroids helped and I’m keeping my legs elevated. Another thing about today and the other days of the week I’ve used a mobility aid, whether I’ve left… Continue reading Why I Take Selfies

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A Bear Holding a Shark

I have never been a loyal person. For all of my life I've been the lone wolf type - and I happened to marry a lone wolf. It's not that I didn't try to be a team player, it's just that I always found myself ushered off to the side to fend for myself. And… Continue reading A Bear Holding a Shark

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Wedding Planning For Spoonies: Now With Actual Spoons! 🥄

It’s time for book talk! I’m back to almost 20,000 words after getting the book down to 16,000. That’s quite a feat for a week. And now I have this adorable cover! It probably is a bit cisgender - but I wanted the rainbow background for a reason. Please give me some #feedback for fun!… Continue reading Wedding Planning For Spoonies: Now With Actual Spoons! 🥄

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Boring Life Update

I wasn't sure what to write about again today, so I'm going to divide what's going on right now into three sections. Right now I acknowledge this is most likely not interesting or useful. But I've missed a few days of posts, and I need to keep my daily upkeep of posting. Pain Flare I'm… Continue reading Boring Life Update

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I am bad at social media

When I was growing up, friends always told me I should be a marketer. I’m trying my hand at it now, and I’m telling you, I am SO BAD at it. I’ve been sharing some of my articles at various places (Facebook, LinkedIn) and they barely get any traction. It’s horrible. The only platform I… Continue reading I am bad at social media

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Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Inspiration & tips for the chronically ill and disabled

My wedding planning book is going through a few iterations right now. I hope to still work with my editor after doing something really really stupid (in a pain flare I should never email people at night). The plan is to focus on mobility aid users and the chronically ill. It casts a wide net.… Continue reading Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Inspiration & tips for the chronically ill and disabled