Attempt at blogging in times of the Virus

It has been a while since I have written here. The coronavirus came and everything changed. I stay in my house, see nobody, go nowhere. There is no eating out, no movies on the big screen, no live shopping, no sports (and currently restarting them is becoming a very bad idea). My world has becomeContinue reading “Attempt at blogging in times of the Virus”

Weight of the world on my shoulders

The worst of my pain lives in my neck and shoulders. At times, the muscles seize up so badly that I cannot move them. We always joke that it’s the weight of the world on my shoulders, but that has a truth to it. When this happens, the first thing I do is lift myContinue reading “Weight of the world on my shoulders”

Focused meditation – vacuum cleaner breathing

Pain can hit suddenly – any time or place. Of all the things that work during a pain flare – vacuum cleaner breathing comes in the fastest and the strongest to get me through emergency times. This is a meditation exercise, but you don’t have to call it meditation for it to work. It isContinue reading “Focused meditation – vacuum cleaner breathing”

Possum Power!

The Virginia opossum is my animal guide. Yes, the possum. I know other people have stags, horses, and wolves, large impressive and imposing animals. Well I’m not impressive or imposing and I take strength from knowing there is an animal out there who is like me: quiet, avoidant, and underestimated. Here are some lessons IContinue reading “Possum Power!”