My parents moved out of my childhood home this past week. Well, sort of. They definitely moved out. That home was complicated for me, having been partially rebuilt 30 years ago after our house fire. As my parents sifted through
Practice, Not Perfect
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.
The Post Office: Power, Responsibility and Access
I’ve seen two flavors of memes going around lately, and they are both problematic. One directs folks to buy stamps in order to generate income for the post office. The other directs people to do things to vote that don’t depend
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,
I went to the movies for the first time in about 16 months! My friend and I met up at @thecinemapolis to see Downton Abbey. Fun, fluffy, entertainment. Last year I was lying in bed one day fantasizing about going out in
Communicating About Chronic Illness
I am a member of quite a number of Facebook support groups for my illnesses, particularly ME and POTS. One of the biggest themes I hear from others is a struggle to be heard, understood, believed. I don’t often have
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.