Who Are You? Illness and Identity.
Do you ever triggered? I mean really pissed off by what someone else has said? So much so that you can’t think straight? It happened to me the other day. I was having a conversation with a woman I was networking with, and when the topic of my book and chronic health issues came up, she said to me: “When you are chronically ill, your illness becomes part of your identity.” A simple statement, but not to my ears. Here’s how I interpreted the words she spoke: I have an illness (
What I've Been Up To: Relationships, Intimacy, Sex, and Pain
I must confess, I have neglected my blog in the past month. I love to write and share ideas, but sometimes blogging takes a backseat to other work. The other work in this case was a collaboration I was involved in with Pain BC, a fantastic organization whose vision is to "improve the lives of people in pain through education, empowerment, and innovation." Pretty cool stuff. While the number of people who live with chronic pain in North America alone is staggering, the topic h