Love Is The Only Force Capable Of Transforming An Enemy Into A Friend

The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. are immortal. If you type into Google “MLKJ quotes,” up comes what seems like a million searches. And today, on the national holiday memorializing this amazingly great individual, it’s a great day to reflect on everything going on. In society, we are facing huge divides between races, genders, political parties, and even religions.…

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Motivation, Drive, To-Do Lists….& Netflix

I’m not sure what’s wrong with me lately, but I have zero motivation and drive. I haven’t been sleeping well, and by “sleeping well,” I mean I haven’t been sleeping. I wake up constantly, I have severe hot flashes during the night, I wake up with horrible neck pain, which of course amplifies my headaches. The pain, and the subsequent medicine…

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To Tell? Or Not To Tell?

No, don’t worry, I’m not going to spout off a soliloquy from Hamlet (are you impressed that I knew that without looking it up? *insert sass emoji here). Today, I want to talk about what everyone with chronic pain dreads having to talk about: telling employers (or potential employers in my case) about the pain. In my mind, I feel like if…

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Comfort Food, Objects, & Entertainment

We all have them, even if we’re healthy people. Growing up, I was never really a fan of eating healthy. I was picky when it came to my candy, but even pickier with “real” food. I think the only candy I liked were (was?) Twizzlers. I could eat those like no one’s business. I never really liked ice cream–if I…

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“Have You Tried Eating Organic??”

No. And do you know why? Because there’s no definitive proof that I could find that says eating organic is actually more healthy for you. Let me explain before y’all sharpen your pitchforks. I come from a family of conventional farmers. My grandpa’s family emigrated to America in 1918, and he was born in January of 1919, and the farm…

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Migraine Yoga

I didn’t know this was a thing. Honestly, yoga has always been a little iffy for me. Not only am I incredibly not flexible, but the couple of times I tried it, it spiked the pain super bad. Turns out I wasn’t doing it right. Shocker, right? However, this time I promised I was doing it right–I looked at the pictures…

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Happy New Year Y’all

Hey y’all! Happy New Year! 2017 has brought my little family so many blessings and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us! This year, we: –started new jobs –gained a new niece, Miss Ellie –bought a house –gained a new puppy –watched our friends buy a new house and get engaged (finally) –watched one of…

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2018 Goals

Y’all, this whole “new year, new me” is dumb. No one changes overnight, and no one changes just because it’s a resolution. People change if they want to change, and most of the time, their ‘want’ is for superficial reasons that will never stick. I promise I’m not super bitter or anything about resolutions. When it comes to New Years…

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There’s Always That One Thing

My song that always makes me cry: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” My skill that always helps the pain: Crying and taking my pain meds My person that always calms me down: My mama My favorite holiday tradition: Mimosas in the morning while cooking My other favorite holiday tradition: Mass with the family My favorite movie: The Purge trilogy My…

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Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!

Just kidding. Y’all aren’t filthy 😉 Holidays are a super rough time for those of us with chronic pain. Between cooking, and the puppy (because God forbid she find an area of floor she hasn’t peed on this morning alone), and family and cleaning…It’s a rough time. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for us, our families don’t live close. Fortunately because we don’t…

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