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

3 Things The Chronically Ill Wish Their Loved Ones Knew

Wanted to share this post from the amazing Toni Bernhard, author of the Turning Straw Into Gold column at Psychology Today and author of the brilliant How to Be Sick. If you are chronically ill, or love someone who is, please read her work. She’s amazing, as evidenced here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201405/3-things-the-chronically-ill-wish-their-loved-ones-knew Just wow. As Lora can certainly tell you, I … Continue reading

Why I Work From Home

This is how my foot looked when I got home last night. It was so painful, I could barely walk. I’m very thankful most of my time is spent working (just as hard) at home, and my days in the office are few and far between. The ability to work remotely makes a big difference … Continue reading

Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

Did you know that today is the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities? According to their site, this year’s theme is “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”. Absolutely!  Consider these statistics from the UN website: Approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, over 1 billion people, live with … Continue reading