chronic pain

Artful Healing: How Watercolor Painting is Helping Me Cope with Health Struggles

During life’s trials and tribulations, we often seek solace and strength in unexpected places. For me, the world of watercolor painting has become a haven of healing and renewal during my ongoing health struggles. Watercolor painting helps me deal with my emotions and the reality of my upcoming bowel surgery. It is a follow-up to […]

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Read an Ebook Week is Here! Catch All of My Books on Sale!

It’s Read an Ebook Week, a week that encourages readers to pick up the digital device of their choice and download a new book to read. For this week only, all my books are 50% off on Smashwords! If you wouldn’t mind taking part in promoting this celebration of Ebooks and reading, please feel free

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Gift Guide for Ink Sketches for Wellness

Today I am featuring another one of my books, Ink Sketches for Wellness: Poems on My Life with Invisible Disabilities. In this book, I paint a picture of my life with chronic health conditions. Laughter and silliness have helped me through the dark times. Sketches accompany poems that describe my experiences. This would be a

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Gift Guide for Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky

The Christmas season is here! All this week I will be featuring my books along with other gift ideas that would pair well with them, in case you want to give a gift basket, gift bag, etc. Today I am featuring my book, Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain. This is

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5 Star Review for Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky

I was thrilled to see that Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain received a 5 Star Review from Readers’ Favorite. This is a book review site for authors by authors. You can read the review below or check it out on Readers’ Favorite here. If you are an author, check out

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New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain

A challenging few months of dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia and my autoimmune disease prompted me to write this book, Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain. Every day I was feeling frustrated, anxious, and angry about how much pain I was in. I felt bruised in so many places. I

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Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele

Last year, I started a project but never quite followed through on it. My poem “Death to Noisy Eyeballs” was made into a video as I spoke the words and played the ukulele. Now, I am finally starting a collection. I think anyone who shares the pain, frustration, sadness, and anger over something like chronic

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My Recent Articles Published on The Mighty on Chronic Illness

I have become a Contributor for The Mighty and have had two articles published. The first and most recent is The Power of Writing and Sketching About Chronic Pain and Illness. You can find that here: https://themighty.com/2021/08/writing-sketching-chronic-pain-illness/ The article How the Ukulele Brought Magic Into My Life with Chronic Illness can be found here: https://themighty.com/2021/08/ukulele-music-hope-chronic-illness/

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