chickpea veggie soup
Gluten FreePlantsRecipesVeganVegetarian

A friend of mine was sick, so I thought I’d try a new soup recipe.  I found a great Mushroom Chickpea Soup with Veggies and Greens recipe on Pinterest (follow me here!), but then I found out he was allergic to a bunch of the veggies.  So on to plan

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The 30 Day Challenge

Lately I’ve been having the problem of staying committed to actions I say I’m going to take.  This is as simple as promising to make an appointment and forgetting to do it, to as frustrating as saying I’m going to start to write my book with a month going by

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Is tramadol an opiate?
HealthMental Health

It has been very interesting to watch the conversation of pain pills morph over time.  When it started, I had no idea what anybody was talking about.  Because of my recent dependency, chronic illness and mental health crash, I know more about opiates and other prescription drugs then I ever

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Losing a pet

Recently I’ve taken up having pets again. I forgot how nice it is to come home to a fuzzy friend, whether it is a dog, cat or ferret. When they are your own and they go with you wherever you go, there becomes a true bond. We come to each other for comfort.

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medical benefits of marijuana
HealthMedical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been used to treat ailments from as early as 2900 BC in China. Today medical marijuana is becoming more and more popular as an alternative medicine. I personally have used medical marijuana to help with my nausea, muscle spasms and to help me get off of addictive pain

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Car Maintenance

It seems like every two years I need new windshield wipers.  In the past, I would just buy cheap ones and expect to do that every year or so.  However I’m starting to realize that is a bit of a hassle, and maybe with some care I could make some nice

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Hilary on motorcycle in Arizona
FibromyalgiaHealthMental Health

What makes you who you are? Is it what you do? Is it your hobbies? Is it your friends, family? Sometimes I feel like this disease is slowly chipping away at who I am. First, it was my health. Then my work. Luckily both of those are healing right now.

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This is my letter to men, something I wrote at a time I was extremely angry at all men in that irrational sort of way. As I write I quickly discover it is not men that I’m angry with, but myself. Dear Men, I hate you. Today I hate you.

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Donate to Hilary St Jonn

I have to apologize for not updating you sooner.  I so easily nowadays get lost in what in how much time has pasted. I can’t believe that February is over! While this post is going to be very personal to me and is meant as an update for friends and family

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HealthMental Health

It isn’t a pleasant feeling. There seems to be no other answer.  Everyone seems to hate you, you can’t seem to do anything right, and it seems that the world would be better off without you. It is easier to sleep than exist. Every waking moment you are reminded why

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Subaru Forester off-road on top of sand dunes

Fun is a necessity for anybody who has a chronic illness. Luckily my Subaru Forester off-road is tons of fun! My mother gave Luke and me some money for Christmas.  She told me part of it was to spend having fun with Luke.  Fabulous idea! For under $300 we drove down and

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