existing on the introversion – extroversion spectrum

I just readĀ Lifehack’s 19 Real Life Examples of An Extroverted Introvert So You Don’t Get Confused. It’s an interesting topic. I never thought of myself as an introvert until more recent years. I’ve always enjoyed conversation and people. And then, I have this memory of being with my mother, and how someone was noting how I wasn’t talking – we were at the grocery store, … Continue reading existing on the introversion – extroversion spectrum

Being productive, and people wanting things from you

Fibromyalgia is exhausting to have. That exhaustion permeates every aspect of my life. It’s always accompanied by its BFF, pain, and dealing with both of them all the time is difficult. It’s kind of like they’re people I have to care for and plan my life around, even though I really don’t want to. I experience a lot of guilt, because of my personality type, … Continue reading Being productive, and people wanting things from you

The difference between talking and complaining

Recently, I realized that people close to me view my vocalization about Fibromyalgia negatively. This brings up a whole lot of things I wish people would understand. The first is how this hurts – that you don’t understand, andĀ are passing judgement. As far as not passing judgement, and trying to understand, I know people can be uncomfortable in regard to witnessing others’ feelings. Please know … Continue reading The difference between talking and complaining

Yin Yoga: Hip Sequence

I was in SO much pain this morning, everything was so tight. I knew I needed to find something different to really stretch those tight side/back/hip muscles. Smart phones + pinterest are amazing things. In under a minute, I had a good looking sequence to try out – the pictures and descriptions seemed easy enough to figure out. The first part is similar to what … Continue reading Yin Yoga: Hip Sequence

color & emotion

Surrounding yourself with things that make you feel comfortable can be really important to highly sensitive people (HSPs). Environments such as home and work, where you spend a lot of time, should be supportive to maintaining your balance. HSPs are often affected by lighting, sounds, smells, colors, etc. in ways that most people aren’t. My transitional situation at home has been stressing me out. We’re … Continue reading color & emotion

energy & music

Without getting into it, I had a very draining experience last night. This morning my eyes were puffy from crying, my head ached, my body was tight and painful – fibromyalgia is always a phenomenal addition to any of life’s tribulations, if the experience itself wasn’t enough to make one physically ill, don’t worry, fibromyalgia will take care of that… I felt heavy, yet thin, … Continue reading energy & music

Cures are False Hope.

There are things that bother me about the communities that exist for chronic illnesses and chronic pain, that are really things that just bother me in general. I get how talking about your condition can be good, it can be therapeutic, and it can raise awareness, create points of connection between people, and help others dealing with the same things. There are beautiful moments of … Continue reading Cures are False Hope.

visual disparity

It’s complicated to present totally differently than you feel. No one needs to defend their appearance, if they are choosing to present differently than their current bodily status, it’s no one’s place to judge that. Identity is a big thing for me, and I feel like we should all be able to be our authentic selves. For me, if that means that I don’t look … Continue reading visual disparity

chronic fashion

One thing that is difficult for people with chronic illness is dealing with the sense of losing yourself. Being sick takes up so much time and energy, that you often don’t even feel like you. Losing your identity is a real thing here, and finding ways to keep it, and express it within your limits can have a huge impact on overall wellness! I’ve always … Continue reading chronic fashion

pain is a big part of my life

I have fibromyalgia. I’m going to talk about it a lot, because it’s a big part of my life, and I realized that no one will ever understand any of it, if I stay silent. I’ve connected with a lot of positive minded young women over the internet who also have invisible illnesses and deal with chronic pain. It has been awesome to share things … Continue reading pain is a big part of my life