Chronic Grace

Finding the Grace in a Life With Chronic Illness

  The  summer after my mom died ten year ago, I discovered a cache of letters, poems, and old photos I had never seen before, many of which dated back to her high school and college years. It was disconcerting, to say the least, to discover that my mother–my mother!–had once been as immature and …

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I have learned things in the dark, that I would never have learned in the light. Things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really one logical conclusion. I need darkness as well as light. Barbara Brown Taylor “A light shone in the darkness, and the darkness did not …

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June 17, 2014

I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting much lately except reblogs, photos, and quotes. I need to repeat the neck surgery I had a couple of years ago, and I am in a lot of pain and taking muscle relaxers and some serious pain meds. I’ll write more about this later. Just know that I am still alive and haven.t disappeared from the blogosphere!

Originally posted on Soul Healing Art:
Stepping Into I often wonder what pushes us forward in life. What transforms us? What stimulates our movement from an abusive relationship or toxic behaviors (by others or those we lay upon ourselves)? And I think it begins with one thought inside of us – we begin to like…

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Today is Rare Disease Awareness Day. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Today I think of my love Michael Fernandez and the fight he, his family and I take in order to…

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