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 likeContinue reading “Reasons why I write”

The piece that didn’t fit

When I was young, all I wanted was to fit in, to be perfect.  To do what adults expected of me.  I never had a single cavity, I never missed the school bus.   I was always teacher’s pet. Then, when I hit adolescence, the reverse.  My depression; my eating disorder; I couldn’t function, couldn’tContinue reading “The piece that didn’t fit”

Let’s give this a whirl: explaining a scientific article in plain English

Tonight, I’m going to try out a type of post I’ve been wanting to write for a while: taking a scientific journal article on central sensitization, and translating it into plain English for my readers. I got the idea from Paul Ingraham of PainScience.com.  He has a fantastic “jargon-to-English” article on central sensitization on hisContinue reading “Let’s give this a whirl: explaining a scientific article in plain English”

A Returning

I have been away. I have often thought of how to begin this blog again after a long hiatus and then more time would pass and there it stood waiting for me to speak, write, and reach out. The reason for my silence is the same reason for beginning this blog. Living with chronic illnessContinue reading “A Returning”

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 ofContinue reading “Sense of Place”