Feeling in the Silence

"I have to remind myself that this is happening when I wake up in the morning," a parent said to me during our tutoring progress update phone call. A routine call, but nothing routine about the circumstances of today. But doesn't this feel familiar somehow? The mornings, when you first wake up peacefully unencumbered by … Continue reading Feeling in the Silence

A Year Ago Today

Last year, to the day, I crossed the threshold into my childhood home in California, with all my possessions from Colorado waiting patiently to be unpacked in the rented yellow Penske truck in our driveway. My dog was howling happily as she reacquainted herself with our other two dogs and my parents were bringing in … Continue reading A Year Ago Today

Identity Crisis Round Two: Ways to Find Yourself

A few months ago, I went through an identity crisis. Again. The first one was when I was becoming ill; when I was losing so many parts of myself to my illnesses. This crisis, however, was different. I'd come to a point in my chronic illness recovery (or whatever the heck you want to call … Continue reading Identity Crisis Round Two: Ways to Find Yourself

What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2019)

Last March I wrote a post about the medications, supplements, and treatments that were working for me at the time. A year later, I feel much more knowledgeable about what living with these illnesses look like for me and how I want to manage/treat them. Since May 2018, I've moved back home to Southern California, … Continue reading What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2019)