Suffering Well

Ian MacLaren, a noted Scotsman, once said these wise words of counsel, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” I think back to a time when I was going through a lot of suffering. It was a point in my life when I wanted to do so much, but I didn't have enough strength to tie … Continue reading Suffering Well

On Being Misunderstood

All my life, for better or worse, I have been quietly paralyzed by this question, “How will they see me?” But then seven years ago, when I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme, I didn't want to face the world. Because I was now beset with this mostly invisible, mysterious, controversial illness that had half my doctors … Continue reading On Being Misunderstood