chronic illness, life, MS, writing

Grant, the cabbie

I wake up slightly hungover and more than ready to get home. Strung out after four days facing my own anxiety and the fact that some women never leave high school, I need some serious solitude. I phone a cab and wait outside in the crisp morning air, dying for coffee. The cab pulls up… Continue reading Grant, the cabbie

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

life, MS

Pacing: Whoa, Nelly or Go, Nelly?

Last week, I posted about resting and the importance of taking the time for self-care without feeling guilty. It's a common problem in our go-go-go world, where there are always errands to run, household chores to get through, work to do, exercise hopefully, eating right, not to mention connecting with family and friends. It's not… Continue reading Pacing: Whoa, Nelly or Go, Nelly?

Health, MS, Partners/Caregivers

5 Tips: How to converse with a ‘foggy’

Brain fog causes issues with processing and comprehension. Here are some things to remember to help conversations flow more easily when you’re speaking to someone with brain fog. 1. Don't change the subject. It's a very wavery tightrope to collect your thoughts and articulate them clearly when your brain is drowning in cotton. When you… Continue reading 5 Tips: How to converse with a ‘foggy’