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We Keep Going

Sympathize

There are some of us who have been told for most of our lives that we’re weird, or different, or unique, or strange, or eccentric. 476 more words

Compassion

The constant noise of an anxious brain

I have lived with irrational thoughts my whole life.  A lot of people are able to look back on something they didn’t excel in and think “I know what to do next time.”  For me, weeks of over-analysing and sweating over the minutiae of every word and interaction will ensue: that nano-second of what I thought was a look (it was definitely a look that said they hated my entire being) or that moment of perceived awkwardness where in fact they may have paused to think, or to…you know…breathe. 770 more words

Self Improvement

The Truth about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome otherwise known baffling abdominal issues consisting of: diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramps and bloating for no other known cause. Doctors usually run tons of tests without finding an actual cause for the issues. 2,037 more words

Why I Wear My Happy Face

By Maureen DeGarmo

When I am in a group of people, I try my best to wear a smile despite my chronic vertigo and frequent pain. 454 more words

Coping Strategies

Lessons from 2017

I’m not going to beat around the bush: I, along with many others, will be glad to wave goodbye to 2017.

The mood in the UK this year as we navigate Brexit, the horrific squeeze on the public purse and the dying, wheezing last breaths of the NHS as it’s taken apart by our government is sombre, to say the least.  494 more words

Self Improvement

Advice from an Acting Teacher

I watch a lot of interviews because I believe they give a behind the scenes look at people’s lives and circumstances.  It’s similar to what Andy Andrews shares about autobiographies, no one ever wrote an autobiography who didn’t succeed.  400 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness

How Does It Feel to Be You Right Now?

We live in tumultuous times and it’s scary waking up every day with so much uncertainty in the world.  The truth is, even when things are in alignment politically, socially, and atmospherically, the person we are is always in the uncertainty zone.  415 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness