• 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…

  • a work in progress

    what actually makes me better

    As I become more immersed in the idea that the universe has my back compared to the universe-is-conspiring-against-me mentality onto which I held for so long, I am starting to understand where I fit into everything. I’ve read over and over again that when a person’s actions are driven by genuine forces, they experience true joy or happiness or whatever. All of that makes enough sense, right? If we do the things we actually want or need to be doing, we’re going to experience the most joy and live our best lives. But that never really worked for me. There are many times when I feel like my body isn’t on…