Tag Archives: Depression

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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Living With Chaos…

The world is filled with so much anger and meanness. I’ve known this since I was a toddler. I grew up in a, let’s say, “Chaotic” home. My father worked while my mother stayed home and took care of me … 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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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…

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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Fiction Alert!

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in Halifax, Nova Scotia as we experience record rainfalls and unseasonable temperatures.  If you have Fibromyalgia or Arthritis, you know just how debilitating this can be.  Who knew weather could be such … Continue reading

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When Children Commit Suicide

Upon hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in Dartmouth Nova Scotia recently, it made me think; “What kind of world are we living in now that children are actually killing themselves?”  I’ll tell you what kind.  The kind that … Continue reading

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Responsible Spirituality – Standing in the Dark and Seeing the Light

This ties in nicely with my article titled, “Spirituality: What it Means To me”

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