Tag Archives: #continuouspractice

Finding Meraki in Our Lives

This is one of my favorite words that I never get a chance to use. It’s a Greek word, which I find interesting because I think it looks and sounds more Japanese than anything. It is a verb–sometimes an adverb–and … Continue reading

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Learning to Live With Chronic Illness

I’m sorry if this image is a trigger to you. It was one that so made me think MIGRAINE!! I just finished reading Maia Sepp’s The Migraine Mafia. The title refers to the support group she found where she met … Continue reading

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What If Things Were Different?

I’m reading The Able Life of Cody Jane by Marly Cornell, and I was hoping to finish it in time to tell you all about it tonight, but I don’t think I will. Reading the stories of other people, especially … Continue reading

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Creating a Caring Community

I’ve been trying to figure this out for ages, so please don’t take anything I say in this blog post as advice that needs to be followed. I’m simply throwing out some things that have made a little difference in … Continue reading

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What the Heck Is Sick Lit?

That is an unfamiliar term I noticed in passing while reading Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. The mother of one of the main characters was reading a novel for her book club that she called “sick lit.” So, of course, … Continue reading

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Born This Way

This is one possible answer to yesterday’s “book hoarding” question. It is not a lifestyle choice. I was born this way. It’s my orientation, so to speak. Neither good nor bad. That’s just the way it is. No matter how … Continue reading

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Am I the only creative person with a disability or a chronic illness who has this problem? I can’t seem to help myself. Now that I have started requesting copies of books to review, it’s getting out of control. I … Continue reading

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Words that Soothe the Soul

I spent the afternoon listening to music. I accidentally discovered that my “wild child” puppy dog Callie got quiet when I played the video for Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” I was so shocked when I noticed that … Continue reading

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Writing Bite-Sized Chunks

I’ve been thinking all day about why it’s so much easier for me to write in “bite-size chunks,” and I can’t figure it out. I wish I could do what some of my friends are able to do. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Practicing My Practice

I’m trying to get back to writing, but it feels like my right leg did when it came out of the cast and walking boot a couple of months ago. I was scared to bear any weight on that foot. … Continue reading

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