I remember the night that the boy in the torn jeans and ratty t-shirt told the girl in the suit jacket, tight skirt, and corset that he could not make her feel guilty. “No one can make you …continue reading It’s Not The Guilt, It’s The Shame
When I asked the Chronically Awesome Community how their illness might have changed their lives in any way that was positive, I did not consider how complex it would be for me to answer that question. A positive life with …continue reading A Positive Life With Illness?
Just get out of bed. Just get out of the house. Just breathe? Yah that’s it. Maybe today I will just breathe. Anxiety. What a waste of a tremendous amount of some really great, creative, super Chronically Awesome energy I …continue reading Anxiety – Breathe… Bounce Bounce
October 5th-11th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Awareness is our NUMBER ONE tool in fighting stigma. It always surprises me that stigma exists when you see the statistic below. With so many Americans touched by Mental Illness, how can it …continue reading Mental Illness Awareness
As parents, we are the participants, and observers of an ever-evolving communication play with our children. From the moment I discovered I was pregnant I began communicating with that little embryo inside of me. I am certain that at some …continue reading This Is How We Learn
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet …continue reading The One About Ch Ch Ch Cha Changes
Change: A Video Blog and the beginning of a new season of WhatTheJules: The Vlog In my world, change has never really been a good thing. This anonymous quote seemed to sum change up pretty well for me: “Fear, uncertainty, …continue reading Change: A Video Blog
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and …continue reading So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.