On Gratitude, and Making the Jump to a Self-Hosted Blog (Part 2)

When I returned to blogging at the end of February this year (two months ago), I knew I wanted to give it a better shot than I did last year. So I made a mental…

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Thought Point: Why It Makes Sense to Compare Yourself to Others

Introduction It is a commonly accepted piece of advice that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. But this has never resonated with me. I get the general premises that give rise to such a statement—that…

Thought Point: On Finding Meaning through Chronic Illness

When you have a chronic illness, you’ll inevitably hit a point where your mental health starts to suffer. No one likes to be limited by factors outside of their control, and living with ongoing health…

Thought Point: Am I lazy?

Illness or not, there’s a limit to how much energy an individual can have. There’s only so much you can do over the stretch of a day, and at some point you’ll have to drop…

Got Lyme?

I’m in one of those moods right now where little things that shouldn’t annoy me are getting to me, I wish I had gone to bed earlier but couldn’t because I left packing to the…

The first time I received constructive parental input

I cried. It was not the response I expected from myself; in fact, it took me awhile to realize why I was reacting so strongly. It was because I found genuine comfort in the words…