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Going Antiviral: My Antiviral Medication List

July 30, 2018

I feel like I should be thankful for every moment that I’m not too miserable to concentrate on my own thoughts. And I am! I’m incredibly grateful, but that mindfulness is hard to sustain when things don’t get better.

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Don’t Do It For The Gram

June 21, 2018

A few years ago, when I was still on my feet walking the streets, I saw someone stop in the middle of the road and take a selfie. I remember giving a sardonic smile, shaking my head, and waiting for the sound of tires screeching on asphalt. Clearly, I wouldn’t have done anything “for the […]

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My Modern Love Essay is in The New York Times

May 26, 2018

One evening a couple weeks ago I woke up from a nap and groggily checked my phone, then my email. Sitting in my inbox was a response to one of my Modern Love submissions, a message from Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column at The New York Times. Even if you haven’t heard his […]

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A Lesson I Learned From my Mother

May 13, 2018

Mothers, especially single ones, are the epitome of strength. My mother is no exception. She raised me and my sister under difficult circumstances and though I was unaware of it until recently, my mom’s tribulations as a single woman and mother influenced my outlook on being an adult. From my perspective, my mom had always […]

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This is Why Exercise Can’t Cure Illness

May 7, 2018

I realized, “Why the hell am I trying to do squats with a piece of driftwood on my back when I can’t even go grocery shopping?”

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Welcome to Facebook! Please Accept Our 137,000 Page Terms of Use Policy

May 2, 2018

If enough users agree to The Terms, maybe Lord Zuckerberg will finally put the doors back on the bathroom stalls and stop broadcasting our personal phone calls over the company PA system.

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The Caregiving Requirements of Being Bedridden

April 23, 2018

I eventually snap out of it and remember: Oh hey, there’s another person here, someone helping me and we’re supposed to be working together. But I don’t want to work together, not on things I’ve done alone my entire life …

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What are you Reading?

April 4, 2018

Unpaid labor is not a new idea. But the idea that anyone can write for a major media publication is relatively new. And that’s because some of these companies exploit non-professional writers by publishing their work without pay. One could venture to guess that this contributes to the true problem of “fake news.” These so-called “content mills” […]

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Friends with Lyme: Kaylie

March 25, 2018

I can’t remember the last time I saw Kaylie. We went to school together, so it was probably some time after we graduated from high school in 2007. Consequently, our class recently had its 10-year reunion. I couldn’t go because I have Lyme disease and ME/CFS, which makes it impossible for me to get around […]

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PTSD and ME

March 19, 2018

It seems we’re all on edge and looking for a fight.

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