“Winning” NaNoWriMo as a Spoonie
chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Fibromyalgia / mental health / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

“Winning” NaNoWriMo as a Spoonie

So, yesterday I got this fancy thing: This November I participated in my first-ever National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) adventure. Now, I’ll confess right away that I have not been a fan of the concept for years. The win-or-lose thing did not appeal to me (because writing 35,000 words in a month instead of 50,000 … Continue reading

Mental Illness is More Than Meets the Eye
Anxiety / mental health / Spoonie Challenges

Mental Illness is More Than Meets the Eye

This week Caro Fréchette shares a poem that reflects their personal experience dealing with other people’s perception of mental illness .  ~Ed. You see me smile when you come in, brightly, because that’s the only way I know how You think I am happy What you don’t see is I’ve thought of dying five times since … Continue reading