Children are People: Why ‘No’ always means ‘No’

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Around a week and a half ago, this landed in my Facebook feed. Given how Mister Tea and I reacted to it, I feel I should warn that if you have experienced trauma that caused trust issues or PTSD, this may stir things up a bit. Despite that, and in Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness: Lacking a Manual (Part 1)

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Chronic illness is hard. Strangely enough, that is actually something that needs to be said. In the first world we are trained to expect answers.  Honestly, I think that this training is part of why chronic illness is so hard to deal with – both by the people living with Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness as a Caregiver: Don’t Burn the Whole Candle

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

  Being a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness sucks. There, I said it. Watching someone you know and love live in constant pain, or watching them slip away from themselves and who they’ve always been is a battle in and of itself. Nothing can prepare you for watching Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →