Sense of Place

Ironically, I have a feeling this is going to be somewhat of a meandering post… because I have a lot of thoughts I want to share on the topic of staying in place. I moved somewhat recently (last spring) after living with family for several years. I didn’t move far (still in the suburbs of… More Sense of Place

Fear of authenticity

I’ve noticed something about myself, since I started this blog. I love, love, love sharing my writing with others, and forming connections. Every time I have a meaningful moment on here– let’s say I publish a particularly personal post, and people really respond to it– I’m exhilarated. I get totally fired up. I start planning… More Fear of authenticity

Hope & Narrative

I have recently discovered the most amazing blog: “para las fridas,” by C. Luepkes, and I really think you all should check it out. The following quote is from C.’s post “A Returning,” in which she describes her decision to return to her blog again following an absence. I identify with every word, and of… More Hope & Narrative

An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained how the learning the “muscle energy technique” from my physical therapist Paula marked a turning point for me in my SI joint journey. Above, I’m including a Youtube video of a physical therapist demonstrating this technique.  (I actually use a few different variations on the moves she… More An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

“Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

A frustrated family member asked me this question once, and it really stuck with me. As much as I believe in my own reasons for writing, it kind of freaked me out. What if other people are wondering the same thing? How can I have an entire series of posts about how my life was… More “Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

Nervous System Basics

As I’ve said time and time again, I really feel that people living with chronic pain/fibromyalgia can benefit immensely from learning about how the body works. Even the feeling that you are just beginning to understand the complex processes making up your experience of pain can help give you a sense of control over things.… More Nervous System Basics