lifestyle and wellbeing
I live with a chronic illness, and between that, and recovery from addiction, I’ve worked hard to cultivate a healthy lifestyle through diet, supplements, and spirituality. It’s true that I’m a bit of a hippie, and although I do shy away from any and all religion, I’ve found that things that get me closer to my body and the world truly benefit me. They also help with my mental health, including anxiety and depression.
I’m an American transplant living in the UK, which has created some difficulty in adjusting as well as some humorous anecdotes. I also have some lighthearted videos, discussions about feminism, and short stories housed here. There is truly something for everyone.
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How the brain is affected by PTSD, what Chronic PTSD is, and my relationship with it, including my diagnosis, symptoms, and how I cope.
The ups and downs of quarantine and the struggles I’ve faced so far including mental illness, chronic pain flares, and happier things like my dog’s first birthday.
A photo essay covering my sober birthday and surgery in January, celebrating my anniversary, getting a puppy and loads of traveling!
Mourn the Dead is about living with a chronic illness, getting bad news, and trying to navigate the stages of grief when it’s you that you’re grieving.
In order to accept who I am, because of and despite my chronic pain, I must let go of the idealized version of myself I’ve always held on to.
After struggling with chronic pain for over a decade, I finally had surgery to diagnose it. Unfortunately, it’s not what I expected.
I lost my bag on the metro. While this isn’t really a thrilling story, it did teach me a lot about myself when a simple mistake turned into self-hatred.