What Chronic Illness Has Taught Me Might Help You Stay Sane in a Pandemic

It took me a while to comprehend the early hullabaloo around social distancing. Having long ago already built a life around suddenly not being able to leave the house for 3-6 weeks my initial response was: “Wha? Doesn’t everybody have a five week reserve of toilet paper?” In weirdly good(?) timing, something went terribly wrong … More What Chronic Illness Has Taught Me Might Help You Stay Sane in a Pandemic

Valerie’s Home

I’ve had an unexpected change in my living situation and stability. I am adressing it by building a non-profit to manage my care and my home as well as create a space for others to recover and heal. All my brain juice is going towards that right now. When that is rolling smoothly and I … More Valerie’s Home

When the Strong Break

I don’t think people realize chronic illnesses can kill just as readily as the terminal ones. Their quality of life just gets so bad they suicide. So, yeah, I nearly died this past year (pro tip: “When you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Churchill). The biggest tragedy is when strong, emotionally competent people … More When the Strong Break