Author Archives: Suzanne

The Happiness Hypothesis

I read a book this weekend called The Happiness Hypothesis, a thought-provoking blend of psychology and philosophy written by Jonathan Haidt. At the time of publication, he was a psychology professor at the University of Virginia.  In addition to discussing interesting experiments in … Continue reading

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A Change of Heart?

I’m happy to report that Christmas was a joyful time for me and my family. It was much different than last year when we were mired in grief over the death of my brother-in-law. This year, we mainly ate and … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

Two days to Christmas, and I feel great. I’m caught up on rest, and my latest flare seems to be over. My test results came back and although my sed rate was at 38 which is more than twice what … Continue reading

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Dermatomyositis (a haiku)

Waking up at four Muscle spasms in my arm Can’t go back to sleep.

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Looking for Answers

So what’s new? I wrote 12 whole pages during National Novel Writing Month and am currently taking a break to catch up on reading, my first love. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do some more writing over Christmas vacation. My … Continue reading

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Embracing Today

The holidays are a difficult part of the year for many people. The days are getting longer and the leaves are fading and falling. We’re reminded of those we love who are not with us anymore. In September, my brother … Continue reading

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Living Like We’re Renegades

I’m feeling pretty inspired these days. Part of this stems from my health being somewhat better lately. I’ve still got muscle cramps and arthritis, but they’re not too bad at the moment. I’ve been trying to get plenty of rest and … Continue reading

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