Today was infusion day, again. This was the fourth infusion I’ve had of Inflectra for my ulcerative colitis and the good news is it went well. Another milestone reached, another step toward what might be remission, or what might be failure. Day by day, or more accurately, bi-monthly by bi-monthly, infusion by infusion, that is … Continue reading 233 // Help Them Help You
“Our help is usually not very helpful. Our help is often toxic. And help is the sunny side of control. Stop helping so much. Don’t get your help and goodness all over everybody.” — Anne Lamott I heard something last week, and I can’t get it out of my head. It was one of those moments … Continue reading Stop Helping So Damn Much
Hello, dear readers and happy Monday! I know I know, Mondays aren’t happy. Mondays are for being tired, and grouchy, and remembering all the things you don’t like about your life. Mondays are for wanting nothing more than to crawl back into bed and escaping the world. But, let’s try something different. Let’s imagine that … Continue reading Ask For Help, and Keep on Asking Until You Get It
Hello, dear readers and happy Monday! I know I know, Mondays aren’t supposed to be good days, but let’s imagine for a moment that they are. Let’s imagine that Mondays are the days when we get to start all over again. Let’s imagine all the bad things that happened last week don’t matter anymore and … Continue reading Be Useful
Asking for help isn’t easy for most people. We all want to feel like we can do things on our own and asking for help makes us feel like we have failed. Asking for help means we aren’t independent, we aren’t smart, it means we are weak. At least that’s what we are taught. This … Continue reading We All Need Help Sometimes, and That’s Okay!