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What is a “Spoonie?” That’s a fair question. It comes from the Spoon Theory.  It’s used by many with chronic illnesses to describe themselves. It has nothing to do with our love of spoons (or does it?). 293 more words

Chronic Illness

The Benefits of Not Pushing Pain Away

“If we stay present with the rawness of our direct experience, emotional energy can run through us without getting stuck.”

-Pema Chodron

I took this picture of my four year old daughter this past Sunday as she was watching the world go by in the comfort of our den.  1,023 more words

Chronic Pain

During our Fundamentals Week, which is basically a crash-course in law school etiquette and expectations, one professor took the time to explain self-care in a way I’d never heard. 490 more words

Just Life

In Which I Make an Extended Metaphor

Today is a difficult day. An impossible day. A day that I wish I could’ve stayed in bed. The noises of the office, the buzz of people talking, typing, laughing, chewing–living their lives–feels too big and too loud. 833 more words

Part-Time Monster

A bunch of randomness

The brain is not functioning on all cylinders right now. However, I wanted to share out some quick randomness that is floating around up there. Hope you enjoy. 399 more words

Life With MS

How Simba Helped Me Realize I'm a "Spoonie"

I just saw a pin on Instagram and instantly knew that I had to have it.  It was a re-creation of a cereal box prize that I remember from when I was little- a little plastic spoon with Simba from The Lion King on the handle.   388 more words

On chronic illness, agoraphobia, FOMO, self-care, spoons, and probably a bunch of other stuff...

It’s not something I really write about (yet?) but I have the genetic condition Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which causes amongst other things frequent joint dislocations, pain and fatigue. 739 more words