Pain, Opioid Addiction, and Cake

Pain, Opioid Addiction, and Cake

NOTE: This post discusses a movie that is not yet available in wide release. I have not had the opportunity to see it, though I have done significant research on its content. Jennifer Aniston is racking up praise, and awards nominations, for her role in “Cake“. In the new movie, Aniston plays Claire Simmons, a … Continue reading

Blogshift

Blogshift

I started this blog in January 2011, exactly one year after my RA diagnosis. With it, I hoped to raise awareness, share stories, and connect with others struggling with illnesses like mine. The writing has been therapeutic, and the RA / spoonie communities are fantastic. I’m grateful to play my small role. But lately, I’ve … Continue reading

What Am I Worth?

What Am I Worth?

Recently, I had an informal dinner with a member of my new leadership team, who we’ll call Victoria*. The subject of layoffs came up. It’s no surprise that the tech company I work for is cutting back its workforce, so we were discussing it and the potential impact on our business. I immediately thought of … Continue reading

In My Shoes, 2014 Edition

In My Shoes, 2014 Edition

A blast from the past. I’m flaring HARD right now, and working on a few new posts. But this one, posted first 3+ years ago, feels appropriate to share today. Here are a few new things to add to the below list: – To explain your illness to new work colleagues? – To constantly tweak your diet … Continue reading

Evolution in Reverse

Evolution in Reverse

Regular blog readers know my feelings on the connection between diet and health. I started my journey to discovery about 3.5 years, ago, when I went gluten-free. Ever since, I have pushed to find the root cause of my body’s mission to attack itself in myriad ways, and further modified my diet. These days, I’m evolving … Continue reading

Brains Versus Brawn

Brains Versus Brawn

I love this article by Christine Miserandino. It’s amazing to me how differently we spoonies are treated at times. I relate completely to Christine’s story in this article. First, a disclaimer: I am blessed to work for a great company with fantastic people. I am grateful every day for what I have. Flexibility and modifications … Continue reading

Good News, Bad News

Good News, Bad News

It’s been a huge equal rights week here in FL, and everything lately seems to follow the pattern of good news, bad news. *** GOOD NEWS: Monroe County rules Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional! This victory only applies to one county, but is a first and vital step toward full marriage equality in FL, and ultimately … Continue reading