Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, Inspiration, My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

The thing I was most embarrassed to write about

Technically, I suppose it's bad form to brag about how much traffic you've been getting on your blog. However, I feel like it's a little different when a positive message comes with the bragging, so I wanted to share some of my updates with you all. I've come so far from where I was when… Continue reading The thing I was most embarrassed to write about

Creative Writing, Inspiration, mindfulness, My Story

Reasons why I write

Every once in a while, I freak out.  Why in the world am I putting all this personal stuff about my life online? I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to update my blogging “Mission Statement.”  I wasn’t sure if I was going to share it or not, but now I feel like… Continue reading Reasons why I write

My Story

A way of giving back (free photos!)

Some of the stuff I've been writing about on my blog has felt a little bit heavy recently, so I thought I'd just take a moment and share something I've been meaning to for a while: When I first started blogging back in 2012, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, or if anyone… Continue reading A way of giving back (free photos!)

Creative Writing, Inspiration

Reading List: Vulnerability

This is the question that has consumed me recently: how do people take their most precious and guarded memories, and spin them into stories, unfurling them to the world? It seems so easy when other people do it-- when you read a famous, heart-wrenching novel for class, and analyze its themes. “I could do that,”… Continue reading Reading List: Vulnerability

Disability, Inspiration

Amazing TED talk: Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair

http://www.ted.com/talks/sue_austin_deep_sea_diving_in_a_wheelchair.html?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-on.ted.com&awesm=on.ted.com_UnderwaterWheelchair&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static I was so inspired by this TED talk that I had to share it with you all. Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist who lost the use of her legs due to an illness. A new world opened up for Austin when she received her powered wheelchair, yet she was disheartened… Continue reading Amazing TED talk: Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair