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

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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