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Chronic Illness Creativity Mental and Emotional Health Nonfiction & Satire Physical Health Self-care

Getting Sick was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Following a years-long struggle with undiagnosed illnesses and exhausting treatments, I finally want to address how I have been living with complications of chronic fatigue syndrome. Though it has never been easy, these challenges have brought valuable insights, prompted self-awareness, and elicited permanent lifestyle changes as I’m learning how to heal.

Self-care Simply Living

2020: Year of Resolves and Transformation

Click here to go straight to my 2020 New Year’s “resolves”! It’s an interesting revelation to realize well into your adulthood that you are pretty much unchanged, personality-wise, from when you were a child. If you were neat as a kid, instinctively putting your toys away after playing, you probably still find sweet pleasure in maintaining that cleanliness in your …

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Love Languages Single and Dating

Love Languages Pt 1 – What You Want and Why

Let’s jump right in–I am fascinated by the concept of love languages.  They’re not just applicable to romantic relationships–oh, no.  Everyone you know and meet has a set order of preferences to their languages.  And if you can be perceptive enough to learn what that order is, you’ve possibly earned the faith of a family member/friend/coworker/mother/brother/child for a long, long …

Simply Living

What Being Car-less Has Taught Me

On December 23, 2015, at approximately 5 o’clock in the morning, I was on the road in my trusty 2002 Grand Am, pushing through holiday traffic toward my mother’s home, seven hours away.  My radio was humming from my mixed CD, and the night around me glittered with the headlights of my fellow travelers. Then, in the form of a …

Simply Living Super Introvert

Square B, Round Hole

…the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re damaging the peg.”  –Paul Collins It was a concern that I’ve been pondering a lot lately, but it lifted to the forefront of my memory when my friends and I were reviewing an old quiz that I had taken when …

Simply Living Super Introvert

Portrait of an Involuntary Hermit

“You’re probably hypersensitive,” my counselor told me two weeks ago.  “But, I just found out several months ago that I’m a severe introvert,” I thought.  “And, I suffer from anxiety and depression.  And, I haven’t regularly been around large amounts of people my own age since, like, college.” If it wasn’t happening to me, I probably would have rolled my eyes …