In our society as it exists today, there is often an unhealthy idealization and hero worship that takes place when we see others accomplishing and overcoming difficult things. We make demigods of those whom we see as being above ourselves and we seek to associate ourselves with those we see as above the norm. The … Continue reading Sisu: Is it in You?
Resilience. This is a word that keeps coming back to me but not because I say it to or about myself, rather because there's a very small handful of those who keep saying it is a quality I possess in great supply. To be honest, I have a difficult time hearing this word applied to … Continue reading Resilience
Anyone who is a regular reader here knows that I'm an interesting case, medically speaking. There's a lot happening with amputation and autoimmune diseases in my world and I've learned through trial and error that mainstream medicine and pharmaceutical drugs aren't always the most effective approach to what ails a body. Where every class of … Continue reading Sweet Sleep ~ Alternative Medicine
I realize I have been absent of late and my excuse has been that I've had difficulty finding words, something I intend to remedy this year beginning today. I am still a full time patient recovering from a great many medical obstacles and it isn't always easy to find the energy to write. That isn't … Continue reading Recall Issued: The Blue Pill
I'm not the best with waiting. I was the child that wanted to peek at the gifts before Christmas and the one who hated to have to wait for report cards to be issued. I've always been more of a "right now" kind of a girl.
This week I did something I haven't done at all in almost 16 months with more ease than I've been able to do it in for more than 4 years: I stood up on my one leg and a prosthetic and I walked. If you don't have any major health issues or problems with mobility, … Continue reading Perspective Taking
In the perfect movement Of time and of place . And the perfect execution Of patience and faith . I meditate in harmony And have joy each day . As I see the harvest Coming my way . And the fruits of finality That therein lay
I don't think I'm the only person who sometimes finds a recurring theme, thought, idea, or word arise in my life. I find it interesting that whenever recurring words come forward, I'm reminded at the same time of those points at which I've written about them before, only the difference is that with each progressive … Continue reading Beautiful Lies
Have you ever considered putting on blackface to be an acceptable choice in this day and age? Yellowface? Redface? Whiteface? What about monkey suits in reference to race? Stereotypical indigenous or cultural clothing? A KKK getup? A straight jacket for fashion or humor?! Acting "retarded" (cognitively delayed just would not smack you so hard in … Continue reading Dobby Has Come: Service Dogs
Do you see Really see Everything I am? I yearn to be seen For my true self The me I see When I look in the mirror Not the things I make you feel Not what you get from being With me and around me And not just for My outer shell. Do you see … Continue reading Beautiful