Health

Getting an Advanced Degree While Chronically Ill

Getting an Advanced Degree While Chronically Ill

On May 14th, I received a Master of Arts degree in health communication from Emerson College. I got my degree over the course of two years by attending classes from 6:00 pm-9:45 pm twice a week, while working full-time. I balanced a work life, a personal […]

Living Again, Through Dance

Living Again, Through Dance

“A dancer dies twice”, Martha Graham said, “once when they stop dancing, and this death is more painful”. If that’s the truth, I was born first on May 7, 1987 and a second time when I turned four years old and my parents gave me […]

Selfie-Care

Selfie-Care

Unplugging for peace of mind The last 2 weeks of my life have been confusing and distressing. There is something happening in my family that has been making my heart break every time I think of it. Mike suggested a weekend away to take both […]

To My Friends

To My Friends

Hello Friends! Haven’t heard from me in awhile, huh? You’re probably not surprised and you’re possibly pissed at me for the disappearing acts I’ve pulled over the years. I wouldn’t blame you if you were. I’m pretty pissed at me. I owe you some explanations. […]

Not So Sweet: Cutting Back Sugar Consumption

Not So Sweet: Cutting Back Sugar Consumption

I love sugar, in all its forms. I never skip dessert. I start my day with a breakfast cupcake, known to most as a muffin, and a nice big coffee loaded with cream and sugar. I confess that I am writing this while drinking said […]

Alternative Treatments: The Hot Tub

Alternative Treatments: The Hot Tub

After a particularly stressful few weeks for both of us, Mike very sweetly booked us some time in a hot tub at Inman Oasis in Somerville. They’re super popular (for good reason) and since we aren’t great advance planners, we’ve never been before. It was […]

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: JA and Me

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: JA and Me

It’s Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Awareness Month and I’ve decided to share the story of my arthritis diagnosis and journey. So grab your beverage of choice, maybe some snacks, and a cuddly furry animal if you’ve got one, because this is a long story. First Things […]

The Loneliness of Sobriety & Chronic Disease

The Loneliness of Sobriety & Chronic Disease

The Fourth of July: America’s birthday! History! Fireworks! Cannons! And beer. Lots o’ beer. Being in my 20’s, this holiday (and pretty much every other one) involves a heavy amount of drinking. I went to one such holiday event this year, but I don’t drink. […]

Panic, Thy Name is Lemon

Panic, Thy Name is Lemon

I’ve been struggling a lot with my anxiety the last week. There are some aspects of my life that have been causing me a lot of stress recently, and I’ve definitely been feeling it in the ol’ brain box. I could feel it building up […]