Monday, March 31, 2008
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
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Monday, March 24, 2008
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Saturday, March 22, 2008
My little sweetpea has grown so much! He's just shy of four months old and he is already 26.2 pounds. He should be between 60-70 pounds full grown, and tall/lean like a standard poodle with his little golden retriever head. Because of the timing and the love and sacrafice behind the action (especially for my mom), Shorter may very well be the best gift my parents have ever given me. I've never had a friend who makes me laugh so much, and laughter is the best medicine. Thanks mom and dad! My love for you has no boundaries. xoxoxo
"Have a hard time sitting still; they have a lot of energy running through them; fidgety.
Need to stay physically active to be happy; most Yellows like to exercise regularly (http://russellrowe.com/yellow_aura_color.htm)."
Friday, March 21, 2008
I suffer a lot, yes, but I think nothing of it. This is my life, and I enjoy every day that I wake up, especially when I am still able to stand on my own... especially when RSD has not ravaged my entire body (you should see what this disease can do!!!!). But, my mom cries two tears, and I think the sky has fallen, and the world is about to end. I would rather suffer tremendously for the rest of my life than watch my parents or brother shed one tear. I think it is because I know what it is like to suffer, and the thought of anyone else walking my (past) path of despair, more or less, is something my heart cannot take with ease.
I always wish there was more I could do.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The truth of change is universal, a very important Buddhist teaching. We see change in the seasons, in the climate, in society, and in relationships, and some changes, like birth and aging of the planets, take place slowly over billions of years. Other changes occur very rapidly and consistantly, such as the changes that occur within the cells of the human body. There is never a moment when change is not occurring. In fact, the only consistancy is that change is perpetually in progress. So, why do we as human beings become shocked when our lives change?
Everyone has heard the phrase "the only constant is change," but no one said that the change is always going to be positive. We accept the positive changes, but we snarl at the negative ones while spending countless energy trying to undo them. A true understanding of change is reflected in our life by how we are able to adapt to it. The negative changes should be seen as second chances at life. An opportunity to learn how to adapt. A life lesson. A rebirth.
To the fearful, change is scary and threatening, but to the hopeful and opportunistic, change is inspiring because it challenges them to become better versions of themselves.
How will you change today? I know how I will.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
My approach to treating chronic pain is unconventional. I focus a lot on emotional and spiritual causes for the onset of chronic illness. Stress and trauma are stored in the body, and if you look closely, you will usually see a stressful life event, such as plaguing low self-esteem, sexual abuse, or a lack of a connection to a higher power, before the onset of the illness occurred.
I would love to write a manuscript about my "illness evolution" and have my story published!
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org