Depression and Creative Dreams

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I wrote a little the other day about my daughter, A-, who was diagnosed this year with bipolar, and is currently battling a severe case of winter depression. This morning she came to me and said, “I wish I was still … Read More

Winter Depression

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You have to know that you’ve found a new addiction (of the awesome kind), when you finish a 30-day blogging challenge and want to write more! During November, the skies transformed to full grey, and it rained slowly and steadily … Read More

Once More, with Feeling

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Day 30 – Recap National Health Blog Post Month Sitting here in the last hours of November 30, I feel a lot of things. I hope it wouldn’t be too obvious to say that one is an intense feeling of … Read More

Lucky Thirteen

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Day 29 – “If I could accomplish one thing (anything) in 2013 it would be…” I’m prone to all kinds of superstitions about a new year. Many’s the time in late December I would make pronouncements to myself about the … Read More

You Say Flu, I Say Flare

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Day 26 – Make a chart/meme/poster and write about it Simon and Garfunkel once sang there must be ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’. I’m no expert on breaking up, but I suspect there must be at least 50 ways … Read More

Becoming Jane

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Day 25 – How have your goals as a patient/advocate/person evolved? My goals as a patient and person have evolved in so many ways, as I’ve talked about in several posts this month. And although I didn’t really recognize it, … Read More

Dreams, Art and Invisible Illness

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Day 24 – My own prompt: What dreams and goals have emerged for you as a consequence of being ill? “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we … Read More

Moments of Joy

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Day 23 – What’s something your doctor taught you or you taught your doctor? The, dare I say it, positive experiences I have with medical doctors (MDs) could probably fit on a very small piece of paper, so as I … Read More

Unexpected Growth Through Invisible Illness

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Day 22 – Write about change In a recent post, I talked about invisible illness and the process of subtraction: how illness whittles away at one’s health, work life, family, relationships/connections, and more. However, not all changes related to invisible … Read More

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