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Fighting for the Present in the Middle of the Past and Future

We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”

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25 Intangibles I Want to Give Myself for My 25th Birthday

What I’ve hoped for and will continue to hope for this year are gifts to myself that are more far important than things.

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How I’m Learning to Radically Accept My Life as a Young Adult With Fibromyalgia

I wrote this article back when I was on leave from school. Though my situation has changed, the core message is the same: I am enough. Even if I can do nothing, I am enough.

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10 Things I Gave Up, and 10 Things I Took On, After I Went to Mayo Clinic

I believe in not just giving things up, but replacing them as you go along. I’ve discerned more about what does and does not work for me.

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Lifestyle Accommodations and Health Products That Make My Life More Manageable: Part 3

Part 3: Mental health. The free or low-cost accommodations and products that help keep my mood up.