How Do You Cope When You Just Can’t Concentrate on Anything?

A version of this blog post originally appeared on Medium. Sometimes it seems like I can’t focus on much of anything. I wouldn’t say my focus has always been fantastic. At least, not when it comes to the long-term. I tend to get excited about an idea, maybe even a little obsessed with it, and …

I’m Taking My First Vacation Since Developing Chronic Pain

In a few days my boyfriend and I are going on vacation. Nothing too exciting or fancy, just a couple of low-key days on the beach, which is only about a two-hour drive from where we live.  It’s the first vacation I’m taking since developing chronic pain. And while I’m looking forward to it, I’m …

View from Highline Park in New York City

How to Know Your Limits and Feel Better While Traveling

I’m kind of a wimp. I’m not saying this because I’m looking for someone to tell me it’s not true or for sympathy. I’m just stating a fact. I’m not physically strong. I get tired easily. I’m what you might call “sensitive.” If I eat the wrong thing it can really throw my body off, …