Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad.

We have all heard the dreaded saying "But you don't look sick?" But the last thing we want to do is walk around looking like death 24/7. It is true that when you look better you feel better, but there is a fine balance between spending tons of hours putting on full face make up, hair done, and full

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Look Out World... I'm Back In The Saddle Again!

Look Out World… I’m Back In The Saddle Again!

A few years ago I got thrown from my horse. OK, who am I kidding? I am a Brooklyn girl at heart, no horses for me. But literally I felt like I had, if not been thrown from my horse, I was certainly thrown off my game. Life kept throwing me obstacles and I found it harder and harder to get around the

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Painsomnia - Tick tock, tick tock, the clock keeps moving...

Painsomnia – Tick tock, tick tock, the clock keeps moving…

My mind won’t stop working. Tick, tock, tick, tock…many nights I just can’t sleep and the only companion I have is the clock and a teddy bear. Teddy doesn’t talk and I can’t get the clock to “SHUT UP”. I know, it’s just my brain trying to work things out but still I AM AWAKE. Some

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30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Many prominent bloggers were asked to participate in this simple blog post meme to help spread awareness during Invisible Awareness Week (September 11-18th) I think it is important to participate in these things because as much as this website, my speaking and writing have brought me into the public

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The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino's personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability. Click HERE to download "The Spoon Theory" in PDF format. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in t

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It is 5am. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Painsomnia?

It is 5am. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Painsomnia?

It is 5am. I can't sleep. We have been here before, me and insomnia. It is a date, we know each other well, but I wish I didn't. As many times as I am at night,and can't fall asleep... you never get used to it. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Nobody pla

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The Death of a Dancer - Who am I?

The Death of a Dancer – Who am I?

I was born a dancer. Well, I guess I was born a little girl who liked to move then I became a dancer. As a baby, music soothed me and I loved to wiggle and move. My mother remembers me spinning and twirling around the house to any music that was playing on the radio. When I didn’t have music, I wo

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My Roulette Kinda Life. You Just Never Know.

My Roulette Kinda Life. You Just Never Know.

I remember going to the bright lights of Atlantic City and watching people play roulette. I would just walk around and watch people. I liked to watch the “high rollers” because they seemed so carefree with amounts of money that would make me sick, if I lost. For a moment, I would love to be able

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Pay no attention to the girl behind the smile -what I wish people knew about me.

Pay no attention to the girl behind the smile -what I wish people knew about me.

Pay no attention to the girl behind the smile... It has been said by many people that I am a very good actress. "But You Don't Look Sick" seemed to be all I heard. Is this a good thing? Sometimes it is an appropriate thing to say after a speaking engagement, or when I used to act in class, etc. M

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Nick Cannon announces he has a

Nick Cannon announces he has a “lupus-like” condition and we wish him our best, but what exactly does “lupus-like” mean?

Nick Cannon says he has a "lupus-like" condition according to many sources including people magazine. It does explain the recent health problems, but why cant stars ever come out and just say they have lupus. Why does it have to be "pre-lupus", kinda -like-lupus, or borderline lupus? Is that like be

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