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On positivity and self-care

(Note: The bulk of this post was written in answer to a question about how to become better at positivity and self-care on one of my favorite websites.) A little about me so you know where I’m coming from: I … Continue reading

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The Should

One of the biggest demons in my life is the Should Monster. He’s a great, looming beast, reminiscent of the Jabberwocky. He’s always there, hanging over my shoulder, telling me what I Should be doing instead of what I’m actually … Continue reading

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Well, that was unexpected

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you know that I struggle with the unholy trinity of poor self-esteem,  anxiety, and perfectionism. It’s a perfect storm of negative self-talk and self-denigration. It’s been so bad at times that … Continue reading

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On pain and the management thereof

Pain is a funny thing. I have seven chronic medical conditions that cause pain. One is said to be the most painful disorder known to modern medicine. The first of the seven started when I was just a kid – … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the surgery

During every part of waiting for surgery, I had my hexies out. I was sewing hard and fast, trying to keep anxiety at bay. It mostly worked. Having my Rilly bear there helped. All the nurses asked about what I … Continue reading

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There is wisdom. Or, y’know, not.

I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed yesterday, under general anesthesia. The surgery itself went fine, especially given that the doctor I’d met in the office and whom I was expecting to be actually doing the procedure wasn’t. Everyone … Continue reading

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I wanted to

I wanted to be a Marine. When the military recruiters came to my high school my senior year, I talked to the Marine extensively. I saw the Corps as a family that was always there and never left you behind. … Continue reading

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