Category Archives: Emotion-focused

Blog Carnival at Partnership for Palliative Care: Why is sharing our health experiences necessary?

In the late 90’s, I began my graduate program at the same time I received my diagnosis of lupus nephritis. As both of these events collided, I discovered how my life and my health experience wer......

One small step for me, one giant step for my girls

I am in the process of setting free my youngest to college this fall. Although I will still have my mom living with me, I am beginning to feel a sense of unease. The thing about my relationships......

Five Minute Check-In: Knowing When to Let Go

  Although the last two to three weeks have been especially challenging – typical road bumps around money and unexpected expenses– this past week was one of professional realizations, fami......

The gifts that keep on giving

I have been a busy little elf this season and still hard at work.  But, making gifts this year has been amazingly therapeutic for me.   I’ve had a great deal of pent up emotions this year, ......

Calling all elves~

I’ve been busy trying to stay on track for the gifting season.  I’ve also finished up with my last Wellness Doula client for the year.  That’s what I’ll cover today and catch up in a post tomorr......

Celebrate Mother’s Day ~ Learn More About Lupus for Her

I wanted to add a little note between guest writers just to say Happy Mother’s Day to all ~ I hope you celebrate it feeling strong, have some peace in your hearts and are treating yourself......

Making your list and checking it twice

Generally, approaches to coping during illness (lupus or other chronic illnesses) are individually-focused.  The premise is that we are the only ones we can control.  Control, realistically bein......

Whose LIFE is it anyway?

I have stepped away from lupus and blogging these past few weeks to try and gain some perspective on what my life is about.  Knowing how easy it is to get caught up behind the computer screen an......

A Creative Reality Check

Knowing how stress and creativity tends to negatively interact, I realized today just how out of control my days have become lately.  A dear friend of mine, and one of the MLWT Advisory team mem......

So many stories…so little time

As we have been working on getting the site foundation set, we have been meeting and learning from so many individuals with strong, encouraging and inspiring stories.  Recently, I heard from Les......
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