Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Interview w/ Gini Dietrich CEO Armant Dietrich SpinSucks 06/21 by StevenStreight | Blog Talk Radio
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!: I owe you an apology: "I started this blog a couple of years ago for a few reasons. The first has to do with sleep, a recurring theme 'round these parts. I have ..."
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
well at least your with your loved ones which is a blessing from God and so do you like to give advice
I'm just a really good listener and like hearing people's stories. But I do find that people tend to ask me for advice, which I'm okay with.
- People have a sound and solid dislike for the Nestle Company.
- Google is soooo pissed at China for invading its Gmail accounts.
- The United States and China will not be "true" friends within my lifetime.
- The Chinese government still hates its Chinese Christians.
- NPR felt the need to do a segment on Spiderman the musical. And I think that's bat-shit crazy. *shrugs* But I still like NPR.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
When he proves himself to be loving, respectful, giving (and humble enough to receive), smart and hardworking over and over again through the years. Which means you've gotta know him long enough for this to happen. Longevity. In it for the long haul.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
I wish I could, it would mean less anxiety for me. I am so concerned about emotions that I often miss out on a lot, just not wanting to be around folks, thinking about how much emotional energy it takes to be with people. I have an illness that affects my nervous system, so my "normal" heart rate runs 100 to 140 all the time (even lying down). My doctors say that this has a lot to do with why I feel so overwhelmed by what would appear to be "easy" social gatherings.
So I try not to be so hard on myself and my judgement of what emotions I "think" I might encounter just by venturing out...let's say...to the grocery store. I'm worried that the cashier might take the way I hand her the money wrong, or that I'll offend a fellow shopper by being in the way. So emotions are an issue. And I wish I could forget sometimes. Just let go.
Monday, June 06, 2011
How disabling my dysautonomia really is. I wish they could live with it for 5 minutes to see how every little thing in life is a struggle. Everything. Talking, walking, dressing, showering, eating, drinking, digesting, lying down, sleeping, breathing, shopping, reading, listening, seeing, thinking, taking over 15 minute car rides, being a sick mom/daughter/sibling/relative/friend...all a struggle.
But then...it's a struggle for us all. So ultimately, I wish that they knew that because of my illness I know just how much EVERYONE (healthy and sick) struggle just to be alive.
The nerve of some animals!
Be in the Moment.
~MissNikkiAnn, a woman trying to be a fox lover but finding it really hard!
Sunday, June 05, 2011
But here we are. Sitting quietly in our homes. Millions of us. Afraid to inconvenience the rest of the world as it goes by in its regular hustle and bustle. Afraid to be labeled whiners or liars for voicing the myriad and overwhelming symptoms that bombard us around-the-clock. Cause, let's face it, most chronic illnesses don't take a break. And they don't give a crap that there's only 24 hours a day and seven days a week--chronic illness will squeeze as much time out of your body as it feels free to do.
So I'm tired of gathering in small groups online. Making YouTube videos for "just us." I had to remind myself, when the shoe was on the other foot, you were willing to nurse your own mother through her breast cancer and have sat next to dying folks' bedsides trying to bring them comfort. At no point would I have expected them to shut themselves up in a room and live out the rest of their days trying not to disturb the "irregularly" regular flow of life.
So, on that note. Please take a look at this video as I expose the often "hidden" lives of people, fellow human beings, as they struggle with chronic illnesses.
Be in the moment.
Be in the moment.