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Pain and anxiety

I had another post scheduled for today, and then this happened... My body has been happier for the last month or so than I remember it feeling for a few years now. My mom and I had a mostly wonderful outing to the theatre today(Saturday). We watched an incredible tribute to the phenomenal Leonard Cohen… Continue reading Pain and anxiety

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Tips for staying healthy in cold and flu season

The germs are a-coming! As we approach colder weather and months spent mainly indoors, all the bacteria are getting ready to party, waiting for those unsuspecting souls who will help spread the news and invite those snot-making, cough-producing little buggers into your home and mine. Having a chronic illness means that a simple cold can… Continue reading Tips for staying healthy in cold and flu season

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Grant, the cabbie has the cure!

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 has the cure!

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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

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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?