better when busy

Today, I felt better. I woke up in amazing pain, actually crying about it, which is something I really haven’t done since this all started. My legs hurt to the bone, deep deep deep down. I pulled out some menthol rub I had for sore muscles, and tried to work that in. I felt 2% […]

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diagnosis

Thembi was right – treatment includes yoga and water (I already do the eye cream). They (the elusive they) think that I have one of the chronic pain syndromes where my brain and my body are catching mixed signals, causing me to overreact to things that generally don’t cause pain. Most likely it’s this, although […]

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k*lling me s()ftly

I got some sobering news on Monday. I, along with everyone else, am dying. Not necessarily today, or tomorrow, or even next week, but I am dying sooner than I need to be. It makes little sense in that I live in the richest country in the world, and am doing well even by our […]

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herbivore

I’m often asked why I am a vegetarian – is it for health reasons, moral reasons, or both? For me, it is both, and very difficult to separate one from the other. A principle of yoga is ahimsa, or non-violence/non-harming/non-injurious. Along with the concept of karma, and the adage “you are what you eat,” I […]

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priorities

Whether you have kids or not, I think it’s really important to have your priorities straight. I’m thinking about this because there are a lot of things I want to do, but don’t possibly have the time to do them all. All of them are important, and I hope at one time or another during […]

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mummy tummy

My daughter is now 7 months old and I still have a mummy tummy. For the past seven months, I have felt bad about it. But they say that misery loves company, and I obviously have lots of it. According to a survey of 7,000 mothers by BabyCenter.com (a leading source of information for new […]

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workaholism

I haven’t written much because I have been utterly and totally overwhelmed with work. And in the midst of this work, I realized something that I haven’t been willing to admit to myself. I’m a workaholic. I not only enjoy work, but I’m addicted to it. I do it even when it’s not good for […]

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gluten-free rocks!

That’s for everyone [you know who you are] who’s been so great and helpful about calming my fears about a gluten-free diet. I really appreciate it, and I’ll stop hatin’ on gluten-free cookies and pancakes 🙂 Although I haven’t yet been tested, I started today a wheat free diet. Not sure if I’ve eliminated all […]

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itchy itchy

I have this itchy rash over my entire body, and I think it may be related to a gluten intolerance. I’ve thought before that I may be allergic to wheat, and generally think my allergy symptoms are better when I don’t eat wheat. But I lack willpower, and usually just put up with not being […]

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reflections and resolutions

i came across an article yesterday (sorry i’m still looking for the link) about new year’s resolutions. instead of beginning with what you want to accomplish next year, it recommends that you first list all that happened this year, and then mark up your list with highlighters, underlines, etc. to highlight those things that were […]

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