• a work in progress

    milestones*

    Last week I realized that I’ve run one hundred miles in the last year. With a great sense of accomplishment, I recorded this number, overwhelmed with what I can do despite the challenges I face. Running used to be one of my favorite hobbies, and after my health forced me to take long hiatuses from the sport, I’m thrilled that I still get to enjoy this form of exercise. So many different factors had to perfectly align to get me running again, and I don’t take a single one for granted.     That rush of happiness and pride, however, was soon replaced with sadness. Compared to what I used…

  • eastern medicine,  [still]moving favorites

    today’s faves

    We are all works in progress and constantly evolving. What helps us today may not do the same tomorrow, but here is what I’m into right now. Some promote healing, some are good for life, and some may only be of use to me. Either way, I hope you find something that’s helpful! DAO Labs Chinese herbs: Last week at acupuncture I complained about some symptoms that had disappeared for a while and recently returned. My acupuncturist asked me if I was still taking my herbal supplements, and I had to confess that I wasn’t. She encouraged me to start back up again, and once I did things quickly stabilized.…

  • a work in progress

    ​my chronic illness dating don’ts

    Chronic illness and dating…I hardly know where to begin. First, I’m going to follow some advice that I know my mother would give me if I allowed her to sign off on all posts prior to publishing. That is, I’m going to try to avoid putting my foot in my mouth and spoil the possibility of a future relationship with a man who happens upon this blog before I’m able to explain myself.* I really wish I could frame this post with my secrets to dating when you have chronic health issues. I simply don’t know the answers myself, however, and even though my dating life has had quite an…