Category Archives: Problem-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......

Do you want the long or short version?

Life has a funny way of keeping us humble…or at least well-versed in apologizing for dropping the ball yet again.   I knew that my September was going to go from relaxing after a full summ......

Home Again

Ah, finished. Last summer, something was very wrong with my pond and I lost ten prized-size fish. I purged the pond all summer long last year. Then I housed the survivors in the garage in a kidd......

Working things through in our own way

I really slacked off last month during Lupus Awareness Month…in terms of advocacy. I began my community project and this blog as a way to get lupus more into the general population dialogu......

Dinner and a Movie

Today, my usual Sunday routine was off. Normally, my goal is to spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping for next week’s meals and snacks. Instead, I have been nesting here at home like a mad......

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......

Part Two: Tearing Down that Brick Wall

Getting back to using the Jenga metaphor I used in Part One for problem solving, I have to see each task awaiting me as I enter into homesteading as a brick to pull from this huge goal. Recogniz......

Part One: Hitting A Brick Wall

When my front yard looks like this, it means a couple of things.   One, I screwed up big time, somehow. Two, I have to completely re-plant and that means a lot of physical work beginning i......

Paying Attention to my Lupus Road Signs in January

This morning, I’m so happy to see the sun streaming through the windows again. Well, once I get past the realization that they desperately need cleaning. We have had three glorious days of beau......

January and February are Discovery Months!

As I try to finish up those holiday gifts that I still haven’t  finished, I’m seeing my weekly schedules begin to fill up with work.  Before I get too swamped and overbooked, though,I want......
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