Self-Care Continues

I’ve spent the past few weeks figuring out the best way to re-wire my brain and the best way, in my opinion, would be to use the PoNS™ device. PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) allows a neural network originating in the tongue to produce a “neural cascade, which flows to the brainstem located in…

Brains Over Brawn

Although working smart not hard is always my goal when you have a disability, smart work morphs into a necessity. If your weak left side keeps you from carrying a box of items down a flight of steps, you better figure out a smart and safe way to get your stuff to the first floor….

Stuck in a Spasm Chasm

Days two through four out of my Self-Care journey have focused on the bane of my existence: Spasticity. Dr. Tara Tobias explains spasticity as a “movement disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone due to hyper-excitability of the reflex arc”. In other words, my body resists any attempts to lengthen certain muscles. If…

100 Days of Self-Care

I was supposed to start this 3 weeks ago. Clearly I need an accountability partner or something. So I’m going to post daily and shame myself into getting my shit together. Luckily I don’t write professionally because this would certainly result in my being fired. Professional journalists do some type of challenge, take notes, then…

A Nice, Boring, Government Transition

Michael Lewis’ book, The Fifth Risk, gave me a peek behind the scenes in terms of the running of our government and what happens when a new administration takes over. About 4000 people need to be hired, 1200 of which need to be confirmed. Then of course there are the many background checks and security…

Stumbling Towards Self-Care

While playing around with different WordPress themes I noticed that some give a tagline option. As I transition from posting on Facebook to only posting on my blog, I’ve been trying to figure out: What’s the focus of this space? Why should anyone give a damn and stop by?  As I messed around with a…

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…