I grew up as many Irish children do. I never worried about being grounded or punishments. (Okay, many Irish kids did get punished, but not my point here). No. What I got was the "Irish guilt" - the constant feeling of how I was disappointing my parents, not doing what was expected of me and/or [...]
Today was Mother’s Day in the States. Obviously, with a pandemic in full blast people celebrated a bit differently. Some families are together, so maybe mom got breakfast in bed or a nice lunch set out for her. Many families are separated though, so they turned to Skype, Zoom or an old-fashioned phone call. Presents [...]
When do you walk away from toxic relationships as someone dealing with an illness?
It's fitting I'd find this quote on Instagram today, because I do feel like I'm "losing myself". It's partly due to losing connections with certain people who I'm supposed to consider family, as well as the loss of some friendships. These relationships were important to me in the past. As I noticed these people distancing [...]