Tag Archives: chronic health

Travel Health Experiments of a Fibromite

I experienced an unexpected blessing on my Baltics trip – the fibromyalgia monster within was tamed to a gentle kitten’s playful bite. Maybe it was all the walking? On average, I must have walked 5 or 6 hours a day, even with … Continue reading

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A New Travel Paradigm

I once cursed the very existence of Thomas Kuhn, a 20th century academic who shook up the scientific world with his book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.” He gave us the concept of the paradigm shift that has moved from the realm … Continue reading

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Winter Walks and Country Guide to Iceland Posted

I am scribbling furiously away on my manuscript about my travels in Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. Okay, maybe “scribbling” is old-school, circa junior high when I still wrote my short stories and never-finished novels in spiral notebooks. I … Continue reading

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Have Yourself A Merry Christmas – Fibro Style

This time of year is perfect for reminding me just how insidious the false promises of our workaholic, materialistic, keeping-up-with-the-Jones culture is, despite my best intentions. A pull to be the perfect wife, woman, friend, daughter, aunt, employee, writer, with … Continue reading

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Scariest Words in the Dictionary

Yesterday morning my husband fell off his daily tightrope and landed on his face. Not a literal tightrope, but it might as well be for those of us who traverse the everyday balancing act of living with a chronic medical … Continue reading

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Daily Life – The Icelandic Way

Almost two weeks since I returned from Iceland. Back into routine. And still feeling healthier than when I left home weeks ago. I have slowly been figuring out how to incorporate the lessons of my Nordic adventure into my daily … Continue reading

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Packing Light – An Endeavour in Priorities

3 weeks and counting! In the mad dash right before a trip, I cannot contain my glee. I want to dance on the rooftops ala Dick Van Dyke with my own chimney sweep and sing my anticipation for the world … Continue reading

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