To Those of You Waiting For a Diagnosis

It’s no secret that I love books. I’ve always turned to reading as a way to escape reality during the dark days when I wanted to take my mind off of my illness. But I’ve also turned to reading as a way to approach reality head on and try to come to a better understanding of my physical health and mental wellbeing. Recently I’ve been reading “This is How: Help for the Self” by Augusten Burroughs to help me make sense of my life with lupus. It’s one of those self-help books for people who don’t like self-help books....more

What is Lupus?

 Lupus is a incurable autoimmune disease that affects many parts of the body. It is a complex condition that is poorly understood and often left undiagnosed for many years....more


23andme?Have you heard about this company? I hadn’t either until news reports about a study being launched with Pfizer, the large pharmaceutical company, and connection with 23andme....more


Lupus:Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a long-termautoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs.Today I’m writing about something more serious , Lupus….. .I have many close friends suffer from lupus and this week is dedicated to them :-)....more

Is Diet Soda Harmful for Arthritis?

#SuckitLupus: Blogging with Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month, and I have one little word (okay, hashtag) for this disease: #SuckitLupus ...more
My cousin had Lupus but she passed away 6 years ago.  Honestly, she didn't take care of herself, ...more

Vulnerability: The Struggle is Real

I’m back at Barnes & Noble even after the annoyance of what happened the other time. But today I have earphone and Pandora. Good bye opera; hello Les McCann. I smirked when I thought about the title of this post. “The struggle is real” is a phrase adopted from a brother in Christ who when he talks about rough patches in his walk most always end with saying “the struggle is real”, half-joking but dead serious. ...more

Life Changing? No. Freeing? Yes.

For some, blogging has changed their lives. It’s helped them face fears and overcome challenges, maybe find themselves in the midst of writing. That’s not my story. Not yet anyways. But like a wet dish rag I’ll try to wring some words out of today’s BlogHer topic: How has blogging changed your life? Tell us one thing that is different now than from before you started blogging....more
MoonMaa Thanks so much for reading! You are so right. I've met a few bloggers so far through ...more

Blogging: Life Uninterrupted

Hi. I'm a Recovering Perfectionist.

Since it's Throwback Thursday in Facebookland and this May 2013 post fit tonight's topic perfectly: Does blogging bring out your best or worst self? I'm going to do a blog rewind and it's new to you, lol!...more
I really loved this post. I mentioned it in my blog ...more