The holidays can be a tough time for people with a chronic illness. Obviously, this year will be different because of the pandemic. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family this holiday season for a happy and healthy celebration, for those that will be celebrating. https://anchor.fm/stephen-fratello/embed/episodes/The-Holiday-Episode-emmgmt
Photo by Markus Spiske If you have anxiety and you also are really concerned about the state of our country, this week was likely not a good week for you. I know it wasn't for me. The cliffhanger experience of finding out who was going to lead our country into the future was excruciating. Personally, … Continue reading Biden Vows to Help the Disabled Community
Every Sunday, I religiously watch Meet the Press. It has become sort of like my church. Unfortunately, right after that is Joel Osteen. (Insert eye roll here) Everyone knows this guy -- he’s that positive preaching guru, whose snake oil salesmen smile stretches almost as wide as the TV screen. He’s sold millions of books … Continue reading When Spirituality Becomes Too Sweet
People say a lot of things. Some human beings have the capacity to talk forever, it seems. They complain, they rant, they get mad, they explain themselves. They go on and on, but very rarely do you ever hear the words that most need to be said…and heard. “I’m sorry.” I came across a quote … Continue reading I’m Sorry: An Open Letter to The Chronically Ill and Disabled
Learn a Lesson from Fido by MELANNIE SVOBODA SND Sometimes I envy dogs. I’m speaking of dogs with good homes, mind you. Such dogs have it made. They are fed, petted, walked, and played with every single day—and they do virtually nothing to deserve it. Oh sure, they provide companionship, they guard the house when we’re … Continue reading Guest Post — Sr. Melannie Svoboda
"In approaching the Spirit's movements ... [we are called to] a habitual leaning into our souls in God, with a quality of trust in the abyss of divine love there, wanting to see our desires transformed in the light of God's desire for us. We rest attentively in that abyss ultimately without knowing anything except … Continue reading The Ambiguity of Spiritual Discernment
Every doctor and nutritionist and health guru will tell you to eat more fruits and veggies - preferably organic and non-gmo. While I am all for this type of diet, it's not always helpful for people with mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). MCAS is where your body inappropriately releases histamine and other inflammatory substances causing allergic-type … Continue reading An apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away?
I have always enjoyed reading the thoughts of others. I love those little books of quotes they sell at bookstores. I guess you can say I collect them. I'll open them now and then just for fun. Maybe to feel a little better or a little bit wiser. Here are some of my favorites. What … Continue reading Some quotes for your journey…