CFS is like this broken window pane which restricts viewing but like the sculpture within, I am still there.
I can just see my former colleagues rolling their eyes if they read what I’m about to tell you: I have decided to give an interactive, live, online presentation about top tips for recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Something happened at Sun Microsystems one day that concerned me, and I told everybody that I would be part of the solution. Having identified the problem as insufficient understanding of the enterprise concept, I thought an event that discussed the true reality and meaning of “enterprise” for a corporation that sold software to enterprises might be a good idea. It seemed kind of obvious and silly at first. And I got lots of good-natured teasing. But what I intended as a small, department level idea ended up catching on and turning into a successful, company-wide event.
Well, something has happened in the medical world with respect to the treatment of CFS patients. Continue reading
There are many parallels between being in prison and dealing with a chronic disability.
– Fiona Martin, journalist visiting from Sydney, Australia who became my friend on Alcatraz Island
Under the Dragon!
I am joyfully celebrating publishing two of the thirty intended posts for the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (HAWMC) 2015. Here’s why:
First of all, that’s two posts more than I wrote for HAWMC (pronounced HAH-mick) 2014.
Secondly, I have a gung-ho habit of pushing beyond my limits in a way that interferes with my healing. So this year, I promised myself that I would find a way to participate gently, within my limits, and sustainably. Days 1 to 10 of this challenge went by without any submissions from me. I began to day dream about doing the whole blog challenge in one day. It was very hard to give up my Mega-Type-A-Overachieving ways!
Finally I got myself to my desk. Slowly, mindfully, I promised myself that I would get the post written and published in an hour and a half. I was going to keep it short and simple, allowing my perfectionism to stay in check. Continue reading
I have been working hard behind the scenes to return to Realitynibs and now it’s Giving Tuesday.
Have you heard of it? It comes once a year, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I know you want to thank me for keeping you on the cutting edge of social trends. You’re welcome! Continue reading
Day 30 (April 30) – Recap
- You made it! 30 posts in 30 days! Today, write a recap of your experience. What was your favorite prompt? Least favorite? What have you learned? OR
- Describe your HAWMC experience in one word!
I have found this year’s blog challenge harder than last year because I put the added constraint on myself of doing it in a healthy manner! For example, I’m publishing this post on the evening of April 30 rather than staying up too late last night. But you should have seen what it took for me to accept that I was too tired to finish this on April 29… Continue reading
Things began to turn around just before dinner. Phew. That was really close…
The day before, I was proudly taking the bus from the Optimum Health Clinic back to my flat. It was early evening on a Saturday. But because it was December, the sun had set and it was completely dark outside. No matter. I had made it on the bus, and I knew that all I had to do was sit there until it got to Marble Arch. I didn’t even have to worry about the energy draining problem of figuring out which way to walk from the bus stop.
Taking the bus had been a goal since arriving in London in the Spring. I was feeling happy and proud because of my accomplishment! That is, until the bus driver announced that everybody had to get off. They were prematurely terminating the route because Oxford Street was so crowded with Christmas shoppers. Continue reading
Earlier in this blog challenge, I was paired with Jamee Miller and we swapped guest posts. When I took a look at her blog I instantly learned something about building your blog audience: connect with blogging communities! I have a new blogging goal thanks to Jamee: attend a bloggy boot camp one day…
In the meantime, thank you to the very special Realitynibs readers who are right here, right now ♥♥♥
Day 25 (April 25) – Learning
- Share something you learned from another Health Activist (that everyone should know!) OR
- Share something you’d like to teach other Health Activists.
Day 24 (April 24) – Wordless Wednesday
Create a Pinterest board for your health focus. Pin 3 things. Share the image.
Here are the images I used for today’s Pinterest board. Please click here to see the descriptions and captions on Pinterest!