5 Things to Consider When You Think You Can’t Do It

5 Things to Consider When You Think You Can’t Do It

It’s possible you’re already doing it, whatever your it is. Or that you’ve already done it in some past variation. It’s a matter of continuing to do the hard thing you thought you could never do.Breathing always helps. Find someone who reminds you how to take deep breaths when it feels like you’re sucking in [...]

The Pain Scale

The Pain Scale

I've never understood the pain scale. My doctor wants to know how I'm feeling today (during our telehealth appointment), can I quantify my pain on a scale of 1 to 10, sometimes she asks in the form of percentages. What percentage of improvement did you feel on that medication? 10%? 20%? 50%? I make something [...]

On battered & shattered expectations.

On battered & shattered expectations.

  Honestly, I sometimes dream about making this blog less hygge. For those living under a rock, hygge is the Danish word for cozy and this funny obsession that many writers and shows have mocked as people have flocked to build a "hygge lifestyle" in an attempt to solve all of their world's problems. The New Yorker piece called "Is [...]

On Waiting Rooms.

On Waiting Rooms.

  My family, well, you could say we all grew up in waiting rooms. We've seen cancer, we've seen tumors, we've seen hearts, we've seen brains, we've seen backs, we've seen all the unknowns, we've seen and felt all the broken. And we've seen the dark, oh, we've seen and felt the very darkest. We're [...]