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Leaving Lupus Behind

When we moved to our new home my husband and I made a decision not to bring things we would not need. We agreed not to rent a storage unit to hold an overflow of possessions. I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and even tried to look at each object as […]

A Patient or a Person?

I’ve never been one of those people who insist on being called a person with lupus instead of a lupus patient; it was a categorical distinction that didn’t resonate with me. However, recently as I was out walking Busy Brain decided to mull over this these labels and their significance. It all began while listening […]

The Tough Decisions We Make

I have kept Busy Brain so busy lately with the move that she hasn’t had much time to think about anything other than paint colors, furniture placement and redoing the master bath. Moving takes a huge amount of time and energy, so once I fall into bed at night I don’t even have to worry […]

Something is Better than Nothing

I’ve heard this quote all of my life and, until recently, did not give it too much thought. However, lately I’ve often found myself silently repeating, “Something is better than nothing.” Let’s start with meditation. On January 1st of this year, I began a meditation practice. I blogged about the experience, as this new practice […]

A Lesson from My Fitbit

One would think that if I were going to learn a lesson from my Fitbit, the little device I clip to my waist to measure the distance I walk, it would be one about fitness, but recently I learned just a (Fit)bit more. As you probably know if you follow my blog posts, I love […]

A Vacation from Waiting

I was thinking the other day how nice it would be to take a nice little vacation from my health challenges. You know, like a real vacation where you go away to some lovely spot, put reality on hold, sip little drinks with umbrellas and let all of your troubles just drift away. A relaxing […]

The Opportunities of Aging

In conversation with a friend the other day, I mentioned my recent 60th birthday. I was sharing how, when I was younger, I thought sixty was so old, but now that I am sixty it doesn’t seem old at all. As my friend and I talked, we realized that what most of us don’t know […]

Creative and Healing Expression

Dear Friends, Two years ago as I prepared for two separate foot surgeries and the lengthy (at least in my mind VERY lengthy) recoveries, I knew that I would need to keep my mind and my hands occupied as much as possible so that depression would not get the opportunity to slip in. It was […]

Fear Out, Ruby Slippers In

The light goes out, the room is dark and the child imagines monsters under the bed and all sorts of scary things that live in the dark. Flip the light switch on and all the monsters scurry away. Unfortunately, most adult fear doesn’t work like that; the flip of a light switch doesn’t cause the […]