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Kratom for Chronic Pain

Those who follow this blog along with my Instagram may notice that talking about treatments for chronic pain is something I like to discuss. I think its important because there’s always new treatments and supplements being developed and often more obscure ones don’t get the attention they should. Chronic pain is complex and what works… Continue reading Kratom for Chronic Pain

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Let’s Talk About Makeup: How to Not Look Sick Summer Tips

Hey hey hey! I don’t know how it is where you are but shewwwwww it is HOT here in Virginia! It already feels like summer even though summer technically has not yet “arrived”. You would think it was mid-July if you didn’t look at calendar. Virginia summers are hot and humid and while I absolutely… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Makeup: How to Not Look Sick Summer Tips

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · writings

small victories, small losses

Accomplishments aren’t always big. It’s not always running 26.2 miles or hiking a mountain or even writing a book. It’s often one small moment in time or a hurdle that others wouldn’t think so daunting. It’s pretty incredible when we place ourselves in someone’s proverbial shoes and see what you might breeze through but truly… Continue reading small victories, small losses

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Making peace with the present

My mother used to tell me that every Halloween, before the night was over and before I was  bouncing off the walls chock full of sugar, I would already be planning my next costume. No matter that the night had barely begun, my head was already 365 days into the future considering whether I wanted to… Continue reading Making peace with the present

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Guest Post: Healing with the Yoga Sutras

Hey hey hey! I am excited to have another guest post to share with you guys! Today’s post is by Genevieve Goetz who like THIS Genevieve also has Lyme Disease. We met on Twitter and then have gotten to know each better on Instagram. Genevieve is a yoga teacher who uses her knowledge and experiences with… Continue reading Guest Post: Healing with the Yoga Sutras

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Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options #2

Hey hey! This is the second part of a two part series about CRPS/RSD treatment options. You can find the first part about medications and supplements here. If you don’t know what CRPS/RSD is, please go visit this page first as it explains more about this extremely painful and debilitating condition. There is NO cure… Continue reading Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options #2

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Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options # 1

One of the most meaningful parts of blogging is being able to create things that help others. It’s truly one of the most gratifying feeling when people message me on instagram or email me to say that a post helped them. I am writing this post in hopes of helping a lot of people. Many… Continue reading Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options # 1

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Guest Post: Men in Hiding-A call to courage for men battling chronic illness alone

I am very excited to have my VERY first guest post here at Ship with No Sails! I met my friend Josh a few months after being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Bartonella. We had some mutual local friends and after he heard that I was sick, he sent me a Facebook message with some words… Continue reading Guest Post: Men in Hiding-A call to courage for men battling chronic illness alone