Meditation is saving my brain and my heart. I don’t remember when I first learned to meditate. I remember being required to sit every day for a period of three months back in about 2004. So it was before that.
Bed-tethered Lifehacks: May 2020 Update
I love seeing how other people organize things and solve problems. Those what’s in your bag posts? Love them. For bedbound folks, the question is usually, what’s next to your bed? We want to know how folks set up their
Some Coping Approaches for COVID-19
I know folks are feeling scared and overwhelmed with the prospect of social distancing, isolation, possibly even quarantine. Here’s a missive from someone who has experience being housebound. I’ve been mostly housebound since sometime in 2017. As of this writing,
Staying Connected to the Outside World
Until I was too ill to go out much, I walked through my neighborhood every day. I walked to work from 2008-2016. I got a dog in 2014. I have a deep connection to this little part of the world.
Bed-tethered Life Hacks: Bedside Supplies
I spend about 90-95% of my time in bed. I’m able to get up to use the bathroom, grab something from the kitchen, get a book from the living room, but I don’t move around much more than that. And
Quality of Life
Here’s the thing about having a really disabling chronic illness. It’s unpredictable. And very difficult to plan for the future. While I have several conditions, the one with the most dramatic impact on my life is ME/CFS. I could improve.
Signal Boost: What to Do When You’re Bored With Your Routines
Blame hedonic adaptation: the tendency for us to get used to things over time. Source: What to Do When You’re Bored With Your Routines One of the things that gnaws at me a little is how much my life has
Signal Boost: No. 1 Pacing Tip: How to Unlearn the “Completion Compulsion”
Pushing ourselves to complete a task is the most common pacing mistake most of us make. “The next step is choosing a different action. Sometimes even with awareness, we can think, “I know I’m running out of energy, but I