chronic illness, life, Partners/Caregivers, Quotes

The Ones Who Stay

They gave each other a smile with a future in it. -Dream a Little Dream (1989) Many say the words, then real life begins. Money-Children-Family-Work-Sex-Hormones-Communication-Health. So much joy, so much stress. How to keep the train on the tracks? Relationships are difficult at the best of times. When chronic illness invades that relationship, whether through… Continue reading The Ones Who Stay

life, mental health, MS, writing

Coming to terms with that bugger anxiety

First, let me tell you that I shared more pictures of stunning Cortes Island, BC, and beautiful Hollyhock Resort where I spent four days at a writing retreat, at the bottom of this post. So, if you're not in the mood for reading about the oh-so-fun topic of anxiety, with a side dish of introversion… Continue reading Coming to terms with that bugger anxiety

Health, life, writing

Happy New (school) Year!

Back to school. Three words that can cause dread or excitement, depending on the person. For some students, school is a happy place filled with friends, new experiences and the wonder of learning. For others, it's an institution with rules to make them toe the line, to think and behave in a way that is… Continue reading Happy New (school) Year!