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: Coping with chronic insomnia – part 2

It’s almost four in the morning as I’m writing this. I’m yawning my head off, almost literally, but can’t sleep. At first, the condo was so hot. But then I fixed that problem by putting both of my fans into my windows. One in the bedroom. One in the balcony window. And it’s lovely. The…

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…

Living Well: Indoor herbs and plants

I decided to take a few days break from posting and it felt good. I focused on some products for my Etsy store, watched some 90’s action movies and got some work done on my condo. I also slept a lot. These migraines as always, are vicious. But now, as I’m typing this on Saturday…