There is an inevitable vicious cycle that comes with chronic illness. You feel better so you overdo it so you feel worse again. And no matter how many times you tell yourself to stop, you never really do. And that cycle of feeling somewhat human to feeling like recycled dog
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Recently, my husband called and said there was someone coming to look at our house. I had 15 minutes to get it in a somewhat presentable order. I flew up off the couch with my stepson and we both started throwing stuff under the beds, in the dishwasher, and in
If there’s one thing I know deeply and to my core, it’s that you Fathers can change the world. Birth fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, father figures, spiritual fathers. You may take on different forms, but you serve a role in the lives of the children you love. One that is necessary
Forgive me for a different kind of post than you will usually find here on The Winding Willows. I genuinely try to make my time about you and helping women through tough times. But I have to share my heart with you this week, in light of what is happening
In the wise words of Lady Bird Johnson, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Have you ever planted a seed and watched in germinate then grow and bloom into a beautiful plant? Because there is so much hope for the future when you’re watching the transformative process of a plant
Being a perfectly healthy 27-year-old and taking a crash into chronic illness was devastating for me. I lost most of the physical and mental abilities that I took for granted. My weekend bike trips and quick-and-easy smarts became impossible. I can’t begin to count the times I’ve cried out to