Hey! I’m grateful to be in connection with you! You’re on the bumpy ramp into adulthood. You exist in rapidly changing brains, feelings, and senses of self. Some of you are in crisis, struggling against oppressive systems, facing challenges, experiencing broken hearts, and simply trying to survive.
This post was originally published on Counting My Spoons in September, 2015. I thank Julie for providing the opportunity to share my voice with a large Spoonie community, and encourage you to check out her blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
Hi, I’m Angie. I live with Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Neural Tension, and C-PTSD.… Continue reading
Do you have difficulty feeling calm? Me too! In Overstimulated? Aim for Distraction not Relaxation, author Julie tells us why it’s hard to relax, and how we can help ourselves with single-pointed focus activities like number and word puzzles. Interesting stuff!
Recently my life’s been turned upside down by hormonal imbalances.… Continue reading
Hi! I’ve not been blogging much, but have been resting a lot! Hope your New Year is off to a needs-aware start. It’s ok to step back, even from things we love, to tend to our needs. No one else can do this important work in our lives. Boundaries and self-care are up to us.… Continue reading
Yesterday I wrote about my stressful November, and my spoon-deprived December. I told you how I took my holiday cards and stamps out, then tearfully put them away. I told you I was shifting my focus from my WANT TOs to my HAVE TOs. It was a post that got some “me too”s, which I appreciate.… Continue reading
Today, November 30th, is Self-Harm Awareness Day. Self-harm is a vulnerable, uncomfortable thing for me to talk about. I self-harm to try to cope with painful feelings of self-loathing and shame. I am fighting hard for recovery. This is a difficult battle.
Hope you had a needs-met week. We had some snow days, and I spent a lot of time with my heating pad and pain meds. Every moment I felt like I could sit up and focus, I wrote. I’m in the NaNoWriMo home stretch now, with 41,000 words under my belt.… Continue reading
I hope you’re finding some beauty in November. My participation in NaNoWriMo is sucking up my time and energy, but I wanted to stop in and share a few posts I enjoyed this week. The list is mostly about chronic pain, but there is one post about how childhood trauma can affect us, and another that’s focused on self-care in the cold months.… Continue reading
I spend hours each week reading blog posts and articles about mental and physical health. I do this because I’m seeking management of my symptoms, and because I want to learn to help others. Here are links to the best things I read this week: