My name is Alyssa Graybeal, and I live in Astoria, Oregon. I grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, then lived all across Canada for twelve years before moving to the Oregon coast in 2012. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Alyssa Graybeal (@floppyqueerdo on Instagram)”
I first learned about Yulia through her hilarious ME advocacy videos on her channel, @FunWithCFS. Yulia was a Ph.D student when she got sick and she is one brilliant, multitalented spoonie! This is a tiny bit longer than my other guest posts, but every word is worth the time. Please read her painfully relatable, funny, beautifully written memoir excerpt and be sure to check out her videos in the middle of the post.
Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist:Yulia Greyman (@FunWithCFS on YouTube)”
Hello Spoonies and Happy Valentine’s Day… Continue reading “Valentines for Spoonies: Part Two”
For those of you who have to see your more insensitive/clueless family members during the holidays, I created this new-and-improved family unit consisting of only people who say the right things… Continue reading “Spoonie Rent-A-Family (TM) for the Holidays”
This is my first published article ever! (I am still in shock.) Continue reading “How Acupuncture Helps My Depression (written for ProHealth.com)”
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Continue reading “Valentines for Spoonies”
Christmas is great, Hanukkah is great, but I really think Festivus has excellent potential as a holiday for the chronically ill. Hear me out. Continue reading “Festivus: A Holiday for Spoonies?”
Doctors can say the most awful things to chronic pain patients. Continue reading “Shit Doctors Say”
I’ve been trying to meditate for years.
I had read about the benefits of meditation for coping with Lyme disease, chronic pain, thyroid disease, allergies, anxiety, and almost every condition I have, but I just couldn’t focus on my breath and keep my mind from racing. Continue reading “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One”
Well, I’ve been blogging for a month, and I finally learned how to check my stats. The most popular search was an image search for “Fibro Monster,” the category I use to write about my fibromyalgia. I started to imagine the way a Fibro Monster might look. Continue reading “The Fibro Monster”
“Inside every older person is a younger person, wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me”