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“I’ve never known anything more dangerous than my own mind…”

I've had a real struggle the last two weeks. I've had Influenza A for a while now and every little action has been harder than it should be. Getting up is hard. Working my main job is hard. Working my second job is hard. Housekeeping is hard. Relating to people is hard. It's all been harder ...

The enigmatic concept of Self Respect

Self Respect is defined as pride and confidence in oneself. I'm so sad. Not depressed, no I don't mean depressed. I mean sad. Like I don't feel like I can possibly manage a smile. Like the slightest word would have be burst into tears. Sad. It started last week while I was applying for leave. Leave, ...

Pitch

I’m a Tenpin Bowler - usually at this point I hear fits of laughter from whoever I’m talking to. Followed by being told it’s not a sport. Yes, really, I go to Tenpin Bowling competitions. Yes, it’s a sport. And yes, it’s a source of constant disappointment that people react that way. I have been ...

BFF

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Today (or perhaps "last night" I really struggle with the time difference) something wonderful happened. A long time friend of mine had her first child - a child that was so desperately wanted I'm not sure it could be put into words. I'm sitting here scrolling through gift ideas to find the perfect one to ...

IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This is a very brief post because, quite literally, my panties are in a bunch about something I just read.... Having been born with the assorted party pack of autoimmune disorders I get sent a lot of medical reading - from a lot of different sources. Today I was sent a story about links between two chronic ...

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