Healing is hard. I remember my first major experience with physical healing. I was three. I fell down in the front yard, and agony shot up my right arm like lava running up my nerves into my brain. My mother and aunt came running out of the house, and moments later, street lights whizzed by… Read More »Five Steps to Healing from Crisis
How do you define health? Your daily existence? You might, if you consider yourself a healthy person. How about the absence of illness or injury, as the dictionary does? The absence of a diagnosis? Not having to take medication to sustain daily function? More importantly, how do you have an absence of an absence? How… Read More »How is the Absence of Illness Killing Your Health?
“If you cut out animal products on your own diet, you’re going to have a full time job making sure you get enough protein.” Such was the reaction of a concerned friend this morning when I mentioned I’m seriously considering a gradual but radical total diet overhaul: cutting out grain because I already have and… Read More »Complete Protein: Is Meat Our New Magic Pill?
I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s kitten video. The sad fact is, I’ve gotten up every morning, sat down in front of this machine, and stared at the unforgiving, back-lit screen, fingers resting on the keyboard, in hopes that, somehow, I may think of some string of words that might work as a published post.… Read More »Back in the Game: Nutrition, ADHD, and My Burnout Recovery
So, I’ve been thinking a lot about healing, limits, and boundaries the last two weeks. Specifically since June 2 of this year. See, I woke up that day, and my body refused to cooperate. I just couldn’t keep going. I got up, had breakfast, then went back to sleep. Normally, I’d attribute that to depression.… Read More »On Health, Healing, and Being a Phoenix