Creating with Disabilities

"It was a dark and stormy night..." is the opening phrase of Bulwer-Lytton's Paul Clifford (1830), and since then popular culture and the literati have either praised it as the best hook or mocked it as the worst first line and an example of what not to do. Here in North Texas, a dark and … Continue reading Creating with Disabilities

Encouragement from the Woman with the Issue of Blood

I've suffered from chronic and invisible illnesses since I was a teenager. Migraines at 15, endometriosis at 17, back issues thanks to a car accident in college, Crohn's Disease and Anylosing Spondylitis in my 20s, and then strokes which are probably symptomatic of a larger neurological disorder in my late 30s. I have frustrated family, … Continue reading Encouragement from the Woman with the Issue of Blood

Pain and Stress Management

When people learn about my crazy medical history, which includes major pain issues and chronic flare-ups, the next question is usually: How do you manage the pain and the stress it causes? Stress management is a global concern in our fast-paced twenty-first century lives. Due to my health, I had to learn techniques to manage … Continue reading Pain and Stress Management