24 July 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Interview with Toni Bernhard, Author of How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

In 2001, Toni Bernhard was struck down by a mysterious virus during a trip to Paris. She never recovered. She now suffers from what she herself describes in her book as “the symptoms accompanying a severe flu, including the dazed sick feeling and low-grade headache, but without the fever, the sore throat and the cough. […]






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02 April 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Sassy Style Talk With AJ: In Sickness and in Health I Said I Do, by Anita Roberts

This column is dedicated to my wonderful husband Dean who has stayed with me through thick and thin. I am blessed to have you! I’ve had an interesting week.  I could say it’s been an interesting five years, but let’s stick with just the week to start off with.  If you are a regular reader, […]






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30 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

FWBW 1: Meet Sarah Downing and Her Thyroid

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-meet-sarah-downing-and-her-thyroid/ When my doctor diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s (an underactive thyroid caused by an autoimmune disease), I felt both relieved and sad – relieved because I finally had an answer to why the weight was gradually piling on, why I had to spend most of my days in bed and why I suffered from skin […]






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