Ten thousand miles gone (soul food)

Songs that I listen to when emotions become too much to deal with. That’s me lately. I don’t know if I’m lonely, depressed, hurting, or healing and letting go of past hurts. Or all of the fucking above. All I know is I’m tired of feeling all these stupid feelings. It’s a confusing time. And…

Living Well: Joint hypermobility and dislocations

I know I said I wasn’t going to post today but after a minor disagreement with a family member this morning about attending a birthday party, I thought I would share some information on joint instability and what it’s like to live with chronic joint pain and dislocations. This is one of the reasons that…

Be careful of black ice – it’s icy

This morning started off as a great day. I felt good when I got up again at 7:49 am on the dot. My inner alarm clock is dead set on me getting up at this time. Got off to the church okay for my bi-weekly gig to play some music and see some family friends….

Mid-life crisis and 1,000 followers

The past week has been full of ups and downs. I’ve been insolation because I was sick over the weekend. I think it was just a 24 hour bug because by Monday I was fine. The family asked me to stay in isolation. I haven’t left my condo since last Sunday. Not unusual for me…

Selfcare for chronic or severe migraines

It’s been a crappy kind of week with this lingering migraine that’s been around since Sunday. I don’t know why but it could be the weather. My sister just asked the group chat how everyone was feeling and she complained of migraines this week too. I’ve not been sleeping well for a couple of weeks…

Anxiety is the worst

Well, here we are into the new year and I have a lot on my mind. Yesterday was a bit of a mixed bag. I went to visit my dad for the first time after being sick for a week and he cried the entire time. We have to wear masks, gowns and gloves to…

Living Well: things you should not say to a chronically ill person

It’s Monday morning and I’m nursing another migraine hangover. It’s raining outside, so my condo is a nice and cool temperature. I actually had to close the balcony door this morning and take my new cushions inside. And like many other nights with insomnia, I was wide awake at 5:00 am. That was far too…

Living Well: Hypermobility and Chronic Joint Pain

A discussion came up in my fitness group the other night and while the discussion went south, the main question is worth going into a bit more. Question: How to exercise with joint pain from hypermobility? And what kinds of foods are good for reducing inflammation and joint pain? First of all, let’s get into…

Living Well: the benefits of herbal tea

So, this is something I’ve never mentioned here in this blog in the three years I’ve run it. It’s not a new discovery for me – but as part of my “getting healthy” journey, I have rediscovered my love for herbal teas. As the granddaughter of a proud British man, I learned early on in…