Moments like these. Where I know I've gotten to the last item in my tool kit... It sometimes hits me in all the wrong ways. Where I judge myself and feel like I'm failing- where I need to take a step back and not just take care of myself- but have to say not today-
So last week, Murphy’s Law hit. My pump malfunctioned. I wasn’t getting my insulin. My blood sugars were running higher and ketones hit. When I decided to pull off my pump, I couldn’t turn it off… That was a fun Sunday night/Monday morning… But now I have this new one that turns off pretty easily. … Continue reading Being Prepared for What-If’s
Honestly- I try to forget some things and how they hit. Like grief. But I also remember that I didn’t properly grieve the first few times I lost someone- especially with my dad. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten … Continue reading Waves of Grief Always Break Through a Dam
Your voice. It matters. Yeah- it definitely does. Your voice. Your (respectful) opinion. You story. Your experiences. It all matters. (Not my image) It can shape things. It can make other people feel like they’re not alone by creating more "me too's." Maybe you feel like it’s just you- but I promise- it’s not true. When you … Continue reading Your Story & Your Voice Matters
I hear this and see it on social media all too often... "The biggest problem with mental health is the mental health provider." Now typically this is in reference to chronic illness, but I've heard it generally too. Now. Granted. Yes. That can be a PART of the problem, but just a part. All of … Continue reading Mental Health Providers and T1D
It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month! So as some of you know- I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis this past summer (summer 2016)- and it’s been an experience to say the least… And maybe I should have gone into more detail about what is and what it means to me? So- I'll do that since endometriosis … Continue reading Endometriosis Awareness Month- Where’s My Gift Receipt?