mental health

Reblog: Mental Health Awareness Week

I was going to write a post about mental health this week but I couldn't say it any better than this. Please read this excellent post by The Feathered Sleep, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. A spot-on description of depression. ❤️ Amanda https://thefeatheredsleepcom.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/mental-health-awareness-week/

chronic illness, MS

Not all hugs are loving: MS awareness

It starts with a stitch A few deep breaths Then you're knitting my ribs together With barbed wool The front Then the back Swirling into my abs Then my lower back A corset of pain The cat the cow The cat the cow Stretching every way for relief Breathe Distract It's just a physical thing… Continue reading Not all hugs are loving: MS awareness

life

Infrared Sauna: Flu killer

We made it the whole winter with nary a sniffle, then the first day of spring our eldest woke up with the flu. Then our youngest succumbed. It's a nasty one too, (what flu isn't), fever, dizziness, headache, nausea and a deep, retching cough. Having MS, I'm pretty paranoid about getting sick. Simply because what… Continue reading Infrared Sauna: Flu killer

Book recommendations, chronic illness, reading

Book Review: Cull by Tanvir Bush

As an aspiring author, I'm always on the lookout for new authors that inspire me. This book appeared in my Bookbub offerings in February, and I was immediately interested, for obvious reasons. The title and the cover speak volumes. (see pic below) It's disturbing to hear so many stories about disabled people being further victimized… Continue reading Book Review: Cull by Tanvir Bush

life, writing

A new career – finally believing

The questions never stop Can I teach again? Should I try it? Am I just giving up? The best days are the worst The doubts eat me alive Two years I've pretended Waiting to get busted Who gets to call themselves a writer? Not me. And yet, the shift has happened The genes have shifted… Continue reading A new career – finally believing