"We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” ~ Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ~ The young girl in this grainy image from the past is me. It pains me to look at her/me because I know she is hiding… Continue reading We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses
There are certain rewards to climbing 114 stairs to the top of a lighthouse…the view being at the top of the list. To many of you those 114 steps may not seem to be a big deal, but for me it was a milestone and major accomplishment. For, you see I am disabled. I have… Continue reading Colors at the Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch
Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?. A new article from WebMD suggests there could be some relief for dry eyes in the future from caffeine. This is a promising possibility for those of us that suffer from this chronic condition. As someone who as battled Sjorgren's syndrome for over 20 years now, dry eyes is a… Continue reading Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?
New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Years...and I mean years ago I was first diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I think the year was 1990 when the "official" diagnosis was made, but I had been suffering with the symptoms since the early 1980s. My beloved family physician who has since passed away was very well… Continue reading New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia
Yeah, Though I Walk Through the Valley By Beverly Hicks Burch Struggle. Dog-paddling. Coming up for the last breath. I call it “the elephant sitting on my chest”. Some of you will know immediately what I am talking about…others will think Bev has lost her ever loving mind...and some days lately it has certainly felt… Continue reading Yeah, Though I Walk Through the Valley, by Beverly Hicks Burch
The Tax Man Cometh By Beverly Hicks Burch I bet you’re reading the title of this blog and thinking you know what it’s all about…well, you do…and you don’t…kinda…sorta… Clear as mud isn’t it? It’s like taxes and a lot of other things in the good ol’ US of A at the moment. Let me… Continue reading The Tax Man Cometh, by Beverly Hicks Burch