The Stories To Come

Dear Friends, There has been a gentle mist falling over the last three days.  The greyish white cast of the sky has blotted out any trace of sunshine and the days feel damp and dreary.  This is the kind of weather that leaves you feeling unsettled as the ache creeps into your bones.  Admittedly, I … Continue reading The Stories To Come

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The Sadness of My Notes on Social Isolation & Loneliness

Dear Friends, On Tuesday, May 29, I had the honor of presenting at a webinar hosted by the Society for Participatory Medicine.  As my very first online webinar, I admit that I was nervous.  I have presented before, but in a far different capacity and with less technology involved.  I wanted to provide my notes … Continue reading The Sadness of My Notes on Social Isolation & Loneliness

Friendship When Chronically Ill: The Importance of Finding Your Core

Dear Friends, I sit here on a relatively gloomy Tuesday, contemplating the deliciousness of ice cream (which is coconut 'milk' based due to food allergies).  I am also having serious thoughts about how we, as a society, define a friend.  I recently had my online friendships criticized as "not real" and that stung terribly.  If … Continue reading Friendship When Chronically Ill: The Importance of Finding Your Core

Rie Needs Rie-lief: A Saga of Acute Injury

During this time of year, my thoughts grow increasingly contemplative.  I prod the inner recesses of my mind, seeking to extract some bit of wisdom I have forgotten.  Though the days are growing longer again, as this hemisphere begins its slow tilt towards the sun, there is a certain gloom hanging upon everything.  The starkness … Continue reading Rie Needs Rie-lief: A Saga of Acute Injury

Diagnosis: A Flappy Door Is Worse Than A Flappy Bird

Dear Friends, As you might have gathered from my most recent post, I have finally improved enough that I resemble myself.  While some things are still beyond my capabilities, like carrying my very sizable 4-year old, I feel infinitely better.  In the past few weeks, I attended an event with some friends and didn’t come … Continue reading Diagnosis: A Flappy Door Is Worse Than A Flappy Bird