Will We Get Up?

In 1987 Oral Roberts, a televangelist from Oklahoma told his followers that if he didn’t receive 8 million dollars in donations within 3 months, God was going to “call him home.” Ultimately, 9 million was raised and Roberts lived another twenty-two years. I remember hoping back then Roberts would only receive $7, 999, 999 then…

WWJSATS?

Watch the entire clip from the tweet below and then ask yourself, “What would Jesus say about this shit?” Anyone know how to say, “What the fuck” in Amaraic? My high school boyfriend took me to his Central Assembly of God Church. I had attended services there in middle school during the Bruner Family Faith…

The Kind Words of Others

I love writing about women’s issues, integrative healthcare, communication, and mind-body therapies. Years ago I wrote a women’s health and wellness newsletter, Enter the Circle, that eventually became a blog. I self-published a book with two friends, Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie that can be purchased online. But once I was diagnosed with MS and…

Mea Culpa Time

I planned on blogging again to talk about the cool stuff I’m doing for my MS. Then President Fucking-Feasance took over my brain. So today I’m going to get it all out of my system and move on. Fucking-Feasance? Although I’m not a lawyer, Trump has clearly carried out all three types of failures like…

Cognitive Load

When you have a condition that affects mobility, traveling anywhere involves planning, research and in some cases stress-induced, ingenuity. Normally when I attend a Politics and Prose book reading it’s held at Sixth and I. This historic DC venue is one I’ve scoped out, mastered and feel comfortable navigating either via car or public transportation….

Shut Up and Do the Work

Today, in Frederick, MD it was 64 degrees on February 20th! I ran to the bank early this morning when it was only 47 degrees and the insanity had already started. Folks in tank tops were jogging around snow piles that were 2 feet high and lots of shorts were seen walking in and out…

Failing to Surrender

Although there are many approaches to healing chronic, non-healable conditions, I’m fairly certain they all have one thing in common. Surrender. You have to surrender your need to heal yourself if you want to heal yourself. If you’re determined to fix your health problem you must be 100% okay with not fixing your health problem….