Morning pages

  It creeps and crawls.  It slowly chokes me.  This anxiety.  Especially when I’m alone.  In somebody’s company, however, I am pleasantly distracted and feel uplifted.  There is a clear reason why I feel this way: a prescription adjustment.  Four weeks ago a very tangible shift occurred after my doctor switched me from 125 to …

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Brace Yourself

Let’s talk about orthopedic supports!  Okay, okay, take your seats everyone.  I know this is an absolutely riveting subject! Got pain?   Brace yourself. Here are the products that’ve helped me with chronic joint pain: I really like the ACE Plantar Fasciitis sleep support brace for nighttime.  It has a hard shinguard-type panel on the front that …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 5: Making the most of it.

  Summertime adventures can heighten our children’s excitement.  Stepping into their shoes, I can vividly remember the same restless anticipation of a family trip.  Our destination, come August, was always to the shore.  The four of us. As an auburn haired little girl I wore sundresses and jelly shoes. A multicolored blinking sun visor that we bought on …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 3: Reclaiming the magic

Can that time really be 6 years ago?  Look at her, she’s a sweet treasure to me.  What a joy to my heart.  My kids are an eternal blessing. That was the very last time I felt truly healthy and comfortable in my own body, captured in that photograph.  I had been working with my …

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