Posted on Jun 14, 2017 Leave a Comment
Finally, I am able to complete this post. I made the video on May 3, 2017, but could not get it to upload to YouTube until now. This is part one in answering the question, which started all of this off, ‘Has Ménière’s disease affected my life and if so, how?’ Be aware that there is no editing here. I just hit the record button and went with it
Posted on Jun 5, 2017 Leave a Comment
On April 13, 2017, I published a blog post about keeping a journal. This post was directed toward people with chronic illnesses, specifically those who battle the same beast I have, Menière’s disease. This is not the same kind of journaling as I am about to discuss.
When you are a writer, you write
Posted on May 28, 2017 Leave a Comment
Is it the world that needs to be changed? Or is it our minds we need to change?
Believe it or not, I feel I have been directed to write this post after listening to the lyrics of the Wonder Woman theme song. The last sentence from the last stanza is “Change their minds, and change the world.” This phrase has played in my head over and over. Usually I forget such things after sleeping through the night, but this has stuck
Posted on May 12, 2017 Leave a Comment
Mother’s Day here in the United States will be this Sunday, May 14th. For many this is a day of celebration. For many others it is a day of grieving. One part of the grieving sect is for the mother who has lost a child
Posted on Apr 28, 2017 Leave a Comment
A while back I published a post called, Oh, Good Grief. I wrote about how I have dealt with the grieving associated with having a chronic illness. First, let’s take a glance at the grief cycle:
Five Stages Of Grief
How long it takes you to go through this cycle is dependent upon you as an individual. No one can dictate it or tell you there is a set time
Posted on Apr 19, 2017 Leave a Comment
As part of the video series for Ménière’s disease, I intended to delve into the topic which prompted this series of videos – Has Ménière’s disease affected my life and if so, how? While I will be dedicating at least two videos to this, I opted to provide a bit of my history with Ménière’s in this video.
Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I hate rollercoasters. I believe that is why I first equated having Ménière’s disease to riding a rollercoaster. Put your seatbelt on and join me now as I give a brief accounting of this wild ride I have been on since November 2004
Posted on Apr 16, 2017 Leave a Comment
In recent weeks, I have had to explain to people how to make coffee. I am going to explain here and then all I will need to do is drop a link on anyone who still needs to know. I will only discuss American methods of making coffee. Yes, I do indulge, personally, in making French, Turkish, Mexican, Brazilian and Italian coffees, however, this is more for my American friends who occasionally find themselves without a ‘pod-maker’
Posted on Apr 13, 2017 Leave a Comment
There are many ways to keep a journal and many reasons to utilize those methods. As a writer, I keep a journal. After my first couple of bouts of vertigo, it was suggested I keep a record to be able to determine what was happening with me. I went to my trusty pen and notebook to journal my experiences
Posted on Apr 7, 2017 Leave a Comment
A number of years ago, I went to a local poetry reading where an acquaintance was reading her work from a book she recently had published. She read a poem, the name of which escapes me, she wrote after walking the labyrinth at a local downtown church. It moved me and caused me to ponder this action quite often.
I looked for this particular labyrinth, but was never successful at locating it and, being disabled, could not do a lot of physical searching in the area
Posted on Mar 30, 2017 Leave a Comment
Early last month I began a video series that was born out of people asking the question, “Has Ménière’s disease affected your life and if so, how?” I published a brief introduction February 6, 2017 in my post You Can’t Know, Until It’s You. I am working on slowly revealing how Ménière’s disease has affected my life and this current segment is a brief education about Ménière’s disease.
This is briefer than a Reader’s Digest condensed version. However, feel free to post questions in the comment section of this blog post as well as the YouTube link