Chronic Illness, Ponderings, Uncategorized

Appreciating Autumn When You’re Physically Limited

I love autumn. I know it's been the "it" season for a few years now, and I don't care. I love it so much that I celebrate its beginning on September 1st, which is the start of meteorological autumn. I'm no fan of hot weather, and I live in New England where the foliage becomes… Continue reading Appreciating Autumn When You’re Physically Limited

Chronic Illness, Ponderings, Uncategorized

Chronic illness and the endless search for “why”

  I'm having a slump day. A "flare up" day. A feeling-crappy day. It started yesterday, really. I was in denial at first, but it's here for real now. It's not the worst flare-up I've had, but it's definitely the worst I've felt in the past week or two. I'm having symptoms I haven't had… Continue reading Chronic illness and the endless search for “why”

Ponderings, Simple Living, Uncategorized

Minimalism for well-being and the greater good, not perfection

  I recently had a conversation with a friend about the minimalism lifestyle as it exists in popular culture today. Minimalism as a way of living has been around in many forms, under many names, for a pretty long time. Though I didn't always have a name for it, minimalism has always been attractive to me in some way.… Continue reading Minimalism for well-being and the greater good, not perfection

Chronic Illness, Uncategorized

Welcoming the unsolicited life lessons of chronic illness

Most of us have had a person or experience in our life that made us acutely aware of our own weaknesses. Maybe it was a harsh teacher in school, or job that challenged us, or a family member or friend who brought out our worst traits. For me, it has been several years dealing with chronic… Continue reading Welcoming the unsolicited life lessons of chronic illness