Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Traditionally, Catholics “give up something for Lent.” The practice is meant to bring one closer to God in two ways: first to separate oneself from worldly pleasures or crutches and second to experience some of the suffering Jesus endured for our sins. The most common things… Continue reading Celebrating Lent
Have you seen the commercial about atopic dermatitis? In it, a lady is constantly covering her skin, even when it’s warm out, and cancelling plans, while saying, “Yeah it’s my eczema again, but It’s fine.” I think just about anyone with a chronic illness can relate to this commercial. And we all know she’s not… Continue reading Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell….and it’s making me crazy. I am all about wellness and self-care. Herbal teas and supplements, acupuncture, meditation, rituals and routines, candles, you name it. However, all the “wellness” in the world is not helping me become well. Which obviously has left me frustrated (and exhausted). In this… Continue reading My Crappy Situation