About NOT Hating My Sister

“I want her to hurt because she made me suffer.”    I caught myself thinking that this morning about a woman I haven't seen or talked to in over 10 years.  We may have grown up in the same house, but we were never the loving sisters I wanted to be. This is a story … Continue reading About NOT Hating My Sister

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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Nothing makes me look at my life with more distorted judgment than when viewing it through the eyes of a friend, especially a friend I haven’t seen in a while.  Recently I reconnected with an old friend who I met in college.  Over the last 30 plus years, she and I have been the best … Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I Am Nobody – and so are a lot of other people.

“Exercise anybody can do”, “One size fits all”, “Everybody can…”, “Anyone can…”... ... ... I have been fooled by many statements like these.  Every now and then, even after 20 years of dealing with chronic illness and its various side effects (like obesity, in my case), I still get roped into thinking “all” must include … Continue reading I Am Nobody – and so are a lot of other people.

Can I Write Today???

I’m sitting down at the end of a crappy day at the end of a really, REALLY crappy week, about to start a blog about how to feel better and have more efficacy in your life.  This ought to go well.  Having just had a mean body, mean brain week, and getting next to nothing … Continue reading Can I Write Today???