chronic illness, Health, life, mental health, MS

May Garden Tour

Aloha! Since my backyard urban farm in-development has taken up all my focus and energy and I haven’t been writing at all, I thought I’d share photos of how I’ve been staying busy. Honestly, it has become a full-time job. There are days when the MonSter awakes and I drag myself out of bed hardly… Continue reading May Garden Tour

life, mental health

Learning to Be

The world has stopped. The unthinkable has happened and we’re in crisis mode, trying to get our heads around this ‘new normal’. I’ve been here before. No, not exactly like this, obviously. But almost five years ago, my world stopped when I finally admitted I couldn’t teach anymore. I’ve been adapting to my new normal… Continue reading Learning to Be

Health, life, mental health

Love. Not Fear.

https://medium.com/the-mission/why-coronavirus-should-be-the-least-of-your-worries-d6ed6abe75bc It has been far too long since I’ve published anything but this article is important enough to share. If you allow your fear to spiral out of control, that lowers your immunity and makes you more susceptible to getting sick. Stay informed, but focus on connection and gratitude. Turn off the screens and get… Continue reading Love. Not Fear.

chronic illness, MS

Crafts and chronic illness

I recently had some surprising reactions to the fact that I've been playing around with watercolours and calligraphy. Surprising, as in not terribly positive or supportive. So, partly to get it out of my head but more importantly to share the BEST little craft for us spoonies, I decided to pass on another discovery. First… Continue reading Crafts and chronic illness

MS

Raw

I need to know Do other MSers feel it too? A sudden rawness Burning Tingling In the tongue Lips Palms of hands Soles of feet Eyelids MS? Is it the myelin being destroyed By my own cells? Most uncomfortable Anxiety-inducing Go away now.