What I learned from The Firebird (Disney, Fantasia 2000). it has made me think a lot about my journey with invisible illness and navigating a “new normal.” Since that last concept has become so universal with the pandemic, I thought now was the perfect time to write about what I learned from this beautiful short.
Defeating Pain With the Power of… Friendship?
We all know that friendship is the surest way to overcome any evil, but did you know that it also affects the way you experience pain? There… Read more “Defeating Pain With the Power of… Friendship?”
It’s Not All in Your Head; It’s All in Your Gut!
In college, I sought out a gastroenterologist for my lifelong tummy troubles that seemed to be getting worse. We did a billion tests and didn’t find anything… Read more “It’s Not All in Your Head; It’s All in Your Gut!”
Healthcare Pro Tip #1: Never Take the Last Appointment
This is the first post in maybe a series about things I have learned in my career as a person with incurable, chronic illness. I’ve had more… Read more “Healthcare Pro Tip #1: Never Take the Last Appointment”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Pandemic
In times of great uncertainty and fear, I always turn to the good book. I am talking, of course, about Harry Potter. I’ve been meaning to write… Read more “Harry Potter and the Deathly Pandemic”