Tag: Chronic Pain

How Netflix’s “Afflicted” harms us

When I first heard about “Afflicted” on Netflix, I was elated.  I immediately logged on to begin watching. Finally! A mainstream feature on the state of chronic illnesses and invisible disabilities.  Finally! A scientific and […]

I challenged myself to exercise before work for a week

I spent last work week getting a different type of exercise in every morning before work.  It was a challenge to myself, because I am looking for ways to use my time more efficiently while […]

Behind the “Picture-Perfect”

My tongue is swollen, and I have the constant malaise of a tongue too big for the month. I keep on biting it around the edges, and it’s difficult to speak.  It’s a side effect […]

New Year’s Reflection: Slow Down

Living in the chaos that is New York City, breathing the cold, dry winter air, and tumbling around on the subway in rush hour with millions of others, it is often jarring to come to […]

Free Books: How I Read for Free

So I read a lot.  And it sounds expensive, because books are really expensive in the US, but in truth, I barely spent any money last year on books.  There are so many ways to […]

Magic, Wizards, & Mug of Butterbeer: Harry Potter World

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! For our Thanksgiving holiday, my boyfriend and I took an impromptu week and a half trip to Florida to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. It was kind of surreal, because 2 weeks after we […]