heaviness.

I have a "heavier thing" weighing on my mind to get to today. But, first, let's talk about yesterday and today in Paleo/RA for a minute. I say both days because I actually started this post last night and wrote a large part of it before closing my eyes to rest at about 4 AM... Continue Reading →

who the heck is allergic to ducks?!?

As y'all know, I've been fighting my autoimmune diseases for several years while getting more and more sick. I've also developed multiple food intolerances and many GI issues recently - which is not at all uncommon as I have celiac disease as well. I knew I was allergic to eggs but have been reacting to... Continue Reading →

frightening doctor visits.

I remember my very first question on my NCLEX exam for my nursing license being an orthopedic question - my least favorite subject - and me thinking, "This can't be a good sign." And then I REALLY couldn't believe the irony when I was hired to work the orthopedic floor as my first job -... Continue Reading →

mother mother

For whatever reason, somehow my biological mother - who I haven't seen in 18 years (and that was a traumatic run-in at the ob-gyn's office I wrote about in one of my Mother's Day posts) - made one of her occasional pop-ups on my Facebook tonight. That hasn't happened in a couple of years either... Continue Reading →

an honest conversation about the ugly things

When our state Attorney General's wife, Bridgette Marshall, passed away last weekend, something about her - and his family - really affected me and I couldn't get them out of my mind. Information started slowly trickling in, some from reputable news outlets, some rumors, but, by Sunday night, I understood that she had some mental... Continue Reading →

wheelchairs and mala beads

Probably the most well-known quote from the spiritual teacher Ram Dass is "We are all just walking each other home." You've likely seen it before. It's a favorite of mine. He is one of my beloved teachers. So, tonight, I finally watched his Netflix short documentary, "Ram Dass, Going Home" about his post-stroke life and... Continue Reading →

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