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I wish my back would learn That it's okay not to hurt.

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Prison Bars and Walls of Glass

Finding hope within a limited scope.

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What It’s Like Having a Migraine

Ever had a migraine? Do you know a migraine sufferer? A migraine is not just a common or severe headache. It is that, but much more. A migraine with aura means a migraine accompanied by sensory disturbances or odd perceptions or sensitivities to various stimuli. An aura is something that can show up for people …

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Single on Valentine’s Day?

You're not alone in that. ❤ 😉 Me too.

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More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.

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Like a faucet, struggling, spurting Like a spigot, bubbling, bursting

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Blogging Obstacles and Challenges

In the middle of the hardest month of the year for me (physiologically, neurologically, emotionally), continually creating fresh, thoughtful, and substantial content can be particularly challenging - especially if my emotions are going berserk. I don't want to write something I'll later regret - in the heat of emotions and long nights of insomnia and …

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Depression and Suicide

In the season of taxes and overcast skies, life can already feel bleak enough. But often, our battles with depression are not rooted solely (if at all) in finances or gloomy weather. Although they may play a role in aggravating depression, such concerns can present as mild or practically nonexistent annoyances when juxtaposed with the …

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There Is Always A “Why”

People don't generally wake up and say "I'm going to be a jerk today".

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The Hardest Thing About Being Chronically Ill

It's not the physical pain.