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You Matter

you matter

I see things a bit differently than others sometimes, I’m sure. But that’s ok because we each have our own unique perspectives on the world. Our originality, our different way of seeing and experiencing life, our unique perspectives allow us to learn from one another and share with one another.

thanksLately it’s been on my mind how important people have been and are in my life. Those who have touched…

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Many Path for Many People

Many Path for Many People #spirituality

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Why do people fight wars over religion? Isn’t religion supposed to provide peace and self realization?

?????????????Yes religion’s original purpose was seeking inner peace, finding a path that moved toward some greater part of ourselves that we could not readily accept without a conduit like religion. This part of us has always existed and some are readily able to find it without much guidance, some access it…

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What Does It Mean When You are Told You Have Fibromyalgia

What Does It Mean When You are Told You Have #Fibromyalgia? #Chronicillness

What Fibromyalgia would look like if you could see it.

What does it mean when you are told you have Fibromyalgia.

And this is just a portion of the possible “symptoms”

Well technically it means that you have a chronic illness that causes widespread pain throughout the body and severe fatigue. People with Fibromyalgia have “tender points” on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points…

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Two Letters about Chronic Pain

Two Letters about Chronic Pain

Doctor's dayDear Medical Community,
(mostly doctors)

I have lived with chronic pain most of my life. It was finally diagnosed as Fibromyalgia in my mid 20s. Of course nobody believed that. Doctors have tested and re-tested and argued about this diagnosis. Always eventually coming to the same conclusion and occasionally tacking on a new diagnosis in conjunction with it. The ones that do accept this is my…

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Being Realistic

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seeing with heartSometimes I worry about my own lack of a sense of people. I used to irritate my mother and over the years even my husband with my optimistic, see the good in everyone, view of people.

Over the years it’s gotten me into trouble more than once but I stubbornly refused to let it go. I kept swearing that the way a few people acted would not change who I was and I saw my ability to see the good in…

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I Think of Her

I Think of Her

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I think of her every day. I think of her all the time. I miss her every moment. But it’s days like today that I think of her and play the wondering game.

Today is Mother’s Day and it’s days like today that I play the wondering game. I wonder if she’d be here spending the day with me. I wonder if she’d be a mom by now. I wonder what kind of card she’d get me or if she’d get me one at all. I wonder…

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