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  My Alimentary Adventure

My Alimentary Adventure: Part I Recap (Detoxing Alone)

At the end of my first month of the detoxing process, I have come to the conclusion that it’s time to get some help. While professional assistance is something I programmed into my plan from day one, I have up to this point been mostly on my own. I can definitively say that, at least for me, detoxing alone has not been what I expected! A few snags I’ve hit include… Major  ...

  My Alimentary Adventure

My Alimentary Adventure: Days 3 & 4

Sleep has been both elusive and consuming. I’ve had insomnia ever since I can remember. My therapist says that being asleep is the most vulnerable a person can be physically, and that the racing of my brain and rise in anxiety when I go to bed probably stems from feelings of not being safe when I was a child. When I was two, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My earliest memory  ...

  Sudden Sight Originals, Uncategorized

My Sudden Sight

Last night, I watched the movie Cake, which stars Jennifer Aniston as an ill-tempered woman dealing with chronic pain. Seeing her move slowly and robotically, small gasps with every effort, brought back some difficult memories. But also a clear sense of strength and of hope. As anyone with chronic pain can tell you, it becomes so much more than a physical nuisance. As hours turn into days,  ...