Category Archives: chronic illness

Pain Woman Takes Your Keys by Sonya Huber

I discovered Sonya Huber when she initiated plans for the virtual Disability March in January. When I found an advanced reader copy of her book of essays called Pain Woman Takes Your Keys on Netgalley, I didn’t hesitate. I sent … Continue reading

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Dancing With Elephants by Jarem Sawatsky

I read an advance reader copy, and I’ve been trying to figure out what to say about it since. The amount of wisdom contained in this book is unbelievable. Jarem interviewed Jon Kabat-Zinn, Patch Adams, Lucy Kalanthi (wife of Paul … Continue reading

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A Million Ordinary Days by Judy Mollen Walters

I saw this book in the Goodreads giveaway list and was intrigued by the description. I requested a review copy from the author, and she sent it right away. The full novel far surpassed my hopes. She included so many … Continue reading

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From Welfare to Bestseller by Rebecca Patrick-Howard

I know what it’s like to sit on the wrong side of a food stamp worker’s desk when you’re feeling hopeless and helpless. You’re used to helping others, not being the one helped. Rebecca did in-home crisis intervention with families … Continue reading

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What Books Should Be On Your List? Part Three

Here are some of my indie writer/creativity writing peeps. I haven’t had close personal contact with all of them, but I consider them “peeps” because they have shared themselves with me through their writing and taught me about making a … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide for Someone Suffering a Melancholy Christmas

I thought I’d try something different tonight. The Mighty writing challenges for the month of December came today, and I decided to write for those of us who are living with depression this holiday season. Even if we can’t pretend … Continue reading

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Marching for Justice

Happy holiday weekend, y’all! I wonder how many of you wanted to attend the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington like I did. The logistics quickly made me realize that wouldn’t happen, but I stumbled on an alternative that … Continue reading

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