Career lessons for the chronically ill: Write out your routine in your planner, including basic self-care essentials like physical therapy and tracking water intake and medications, alongside your work deadlines. It's a nice little shot of dopamine to cross off basic self-care tasks in your planner, and it helps with managing energy levels at work. … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist
*Knock knock* "Who's There?" "Wobbly" "Wobbly who?" "Wobbly out in this weather when I know I will fall over? I'm very dedicated to my art, ok? Now offer me a seat on this train before it's you I fall onto..." Amtrak preemptively canceled some Acela routes and other regional commuter routes in advance of the … Continue reading Improv #13/Subway Sociology #4: Party Poppers
People have the strangest reactions to learning about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. So, telling them about it when you are already socially awkward quickly becomes a study in ridiculousness. For instance, I got to have that discussion recently with my hair stylist. It ended with me jumping up onto things alongside the majority of the salon staff. … Continue reading Striped Girls Can Jump?
Did you know that the term procrastination comes almost directly from the Latin procrastinatus? This is relevant because I have a new blog page on my main site that does not have a Latin title. This pains my Partner deeply. I think it pains my Partner almost as much as typing pains the hands of … Continue reading Procrasti-Not-Us
Ehlers-Danlos is a systemic disorder. That clearly means it can affect any part of our body that either has collagen or relies on collagen. This is rather unfortunate, given that about 30% of the raw protein content in our bodies is made up of collagen. Collagen is in everything: our stomachs, our skin, our ligaments, … Continue reading Eye Rate
I feel betrayed. I've just learned for the first time about some truly "behind the back" behavior. I don't mean anything from the 9th Circle of Hell, workplace bullying or even America's President being a traitor - those are all sufficiently terrifying betrayals, but they are hardly newly discovered - but rather something that has … Continue reading Behind the Back Behavior
Warning: heavy material ahead. No, not a content warning. (If you want that, see Pt. 1). Though, I suppose the book has some of that in its characters' backstory. I literally mean heavy subjects ahead. For anyone who is super adept at remembering my life: Why? It's not that interesting? Can you please teach me … Continue reading Heavy Subject Matter (Pt. 2: Physically Heavy)
Cross one random thing off my life's bucket list. For Pi Day this year, we were gifted with a snowstorm that shut down the city for 36 hours (including leading to the cancelation of an Improv show I would otherwise have been in, boo!). The whole city - at least those in it who had … Continue reading Bombogenetics with a Side of Pie