four movements of chronic illness

four movements of chronic illness

Sometimes you can find strength just by the way you think about things. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 20. MS is a disease of the central nervous system. Each person with MS experiences it differently. It’s unpredictable and, when I was diagnosed,...
how to forgive disappointing diagnoses

how to forgive disappointing diagnoses

When you get a serious, life changing diagnosis, it often leaves you angry. Angry that things are the way they are. Angry at yourself for anything you did (or imagine you did) to cause the problem. It just shouldn’t be this way! It’s not fair! Your expectations for...
Natural beauty (a poem)

Natural beauty (a poem)

Does a treeask the sunwhere were youyesterdayThere were cloudsI was lonelyDoes the sunaccuse the treeyou are too needyI get so tiredof showing upit’s not like thatthe tree soaksthe sun shinesthey make beautytogetherand smile in your journal: Do you ever get...
weak places

weak places

Here I am againpolishing my armorhoping it shinesso brightlythat you will notsee the true methat fragiletrembling childwho is so afraidof being knownwhen will I learnthat if I leavethe hard shellbehind and step outone shaky stepafter anotheryou will love meas I...