The Misty Bear and Nimbus Lifestyle Hostel for People Who Have Morning Hands and Other People Who Have Weird Things Too

Happy Sleepy Saturday.  Today I have an exciting announcement! The community you've been dreaming about is finally here. I'm thrilled to announce that Misty Bear, Nimbus and I are expanding our lifestyle hostel! Are you jealous of your cat? Do you wish you could sleep whenever and wherever you want without feeling shame and guilt? Do you …

Diabetes isn’t a choice, and neither is mental illness.

Before leaving the appointment my medical chart changed forever. I got a clean bill of mental health in exchange for a neurological disease as my neurologist struck a line through “depression”, “anxiety”, and “ADHD” and wrote “narcolepsy with cataplexy”. We would revisit those diagnoses later, but until proven otherwise, he explained, those were all misdiagnoses for narcolepsy. I felt like the weight of the world was taken off my shoulders that day. I felt the relief of finally being SEEN by the medical profession for the first time in my life. And, wait for it, the relief at not having a mental illness. Yes. I would rather have a neurological disease than a mental illness, even though the symptoms can manifest in similar ways. Our society viewed me as “crazy” before my narcolepsy diagnosis, and “sick” after the diagnosis. Why?

Tall Tips Tuesday

This week's tip is my favorite: buy yourself some shorts and let 'er rip. Not the shorts, but your life.  Yes shorts can be that life changing.  If you are tall, chronically ill, and/or like to play, then this tip is for you. My favorite brand of shorts is Jockey's women's slip shorts from Target because …

Friday Style

Today I went jean shopping in Cologne, Germany and you know what I decided? Fuck denim. I went thrifting and got sweaty and discombobulated. And then I said "this is crazy just go to a store" and I found a nice store and went in and couldn't get the jeans over my sweaty ankles. I'm …