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
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
Poetry can be a creative outlet and source of #selfcare when you have a #chronicillness. I wrote a poem about #fibromyalgia fog!