Category Archives: Coping

Marijuana: Nature’s Blessing

Oh crap. I forgot what I was going to write. I hate it when that happens… I use marijuana- legally- it is prescribed to me. I have several chronic pain conditions that require pain management and marijuana works for me … Continue reading

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What Does Chronic Illness Look Like?

Living with pain seems to be all I know. In the last few months it’s gotten worse, especially since my father pulled away from me. Again. My mother did this years ago so I’m no stranger to neglect, but anytime … Continue reading

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Have People Become Socially Retarded?

Merriam Webster defines “Retarded” as follows: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress. First use: 1895 People should really take a moment and self examine how they treat others. What happened to courtesy? When did loved … Continue reading

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Colouring Outside the Lines

Over the past year I have l learned to be appalled at how people treat one another. People are selfish, viscous, dishonest and just plain cruel. I have a chronic illness diagnosed as “Fibromyalgia” back in 2003 but new symptoms … Continue reading

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Depression is Killing People

(originally appeared on my blog at Bubblews  Sparky on Bubblews )   This morning when I woke up early to take my dog, Riley to the vet, I decided to check my Facebook while getting my morning beverage. I noticed … Continue reading

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Canada Day and Woes of 40

Canada Day, July 1st which is our equivalent to the American holiday, the 4th of July, doesn’t just mean babecues, fireworks and a paid day off work, it means that my birthday is about a week away. This year, I’m … Continue reading

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The Rain Brings out the Pain…

Original Article appeared on my other blog on Bubblews~  http://www.bubblews.com/news/3118095-the-rain-brings-out-the-pain   I knew it was raining before I even opened my eyes today. I have Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and whenever it rains my body aches miserably all over. I laid … Continue reading

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For the Love of Books ~ part 2

Hugh   Hugh met Virginia right after coming home from the end of the Second World War; it was a wonderfully vibrant time.  The boys were home, the Nazis would be defeated, and it was only a matter of time … Continue reading

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For the Love of Books…

I have always been fascinated by books.  They have always been there for me like a constant friend.  I began reading when I was a child; my mother was an avid reader so it rubbed off on me.  I have … Continue reading

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To Inspire

To Inspire Some people can go their entire lives wondering what their purpose in life really is.  We can’t all be world leaders, top surgeons or partners in a law firm.  Maybe you don’t have a glamorous job in life, … Continue reading

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