Toward the end of February, in honor of Love Your Pet Day, I wrote about the healing power of pets for another publication. Much of the research on pets’ effects on human health focuses on dogs, and I was curious if any researchers had taken the time to look into cats. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they indeed have. In fact, the proof is in the purr. As some of you readers already … [Read more...]
When You Can’t Hide From the Hurt Anymore: How Does a Relationship Endure a Relapse?
In the year and a half that we’ve been together, I’m managed to keep this part of me hidden from my love. It wasn’t a conscious decision for me to hide it from him it just turned out that way. He just happened to catch me in mostly good spell. And while I had occasional flare ups outside of his company, I had never showed signs of my movement disorder, dystonia, in front of him. That’s not to say … [Read more...]