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Chronic Illness

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it’s going on when you don’t have the strength.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Trauma. The word itself can tick up your heartrate and have us imagining war-torn countries, natural disasters, or horrendous assaults. It could also bring to mind personal memories connected to pain, shock, humiliation, and images we would rather delete. Or would we?

Sliding my blouses across the rod in my closet like an accordion, I pulled loose the final choice for our trip to Boston. Rolling the shirt up, I pressed it into the side of our carry on for the two day trip to see the Bruins. Leaning over the bulging case, I weighed my final […]

So many people suffer with pain and illness that are invisible to the rest of the world.  There are 133 million people living with at least one chronic disease in the United States alone and one in six people worldwide have a neurological disorder. This fact exposes the range of daily pain and debilitating symptoms that plague us relentlessly, impacting our quality of life. I am one of those people.

Here I hope to share my life experiences dealing with Chronic Illness and what I have had to do to fight it.

Sliding my blouses across the rod in my closet like an accordion, I pulled loose the final choice for our trip to Boston. Rolling the shirt up, I pressed it into the side of our carry on for the two day trip to see the Bruins. Leaning over the bulging case, I weighed my final […]

Trauma. The word itself can tick up your heartrate and have us imagining war-torn countries, natural disasters, or horrendous assaults. It could also bring to mind personal memories connected to pain, shock, humiliation, and images we would rather delete. Or would we?

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Hi! I’m Sharon.

Despite a socially demanding life as a school psychologist, adjunct college instructor, & writer; I often long for solitude and moments of reflection. If you could use a spark of joy, information, encouragement, or maybe a kick in the pants; join me.

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