Losing Ulla

Losing Ulla

Birth of a New Brain

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Ulla’s dog Solo

 

Ulla. Where do I begin?

When I told someone yesterday my friend died by suicide, adding that we never met face-to-face, I sensed that she didn’t understand the power of a virtual friendship.

Of course that’s not her fault – if you haven’t experienced being friends with an online “kindred spirit”, it’s hard to relate to the idea. But I was frustrated all the same because it was a genuine friendship.

How I hate writing that word “was”.

Ulla was a better friend to me than most of the friends I’ve ever had; hell, she was there for me during some of my toughest times far more than some of my relatives.

Oh Ulla.

She supported my writing, and — this was big– she helped me grieve my father’s death. She truly understood what it was like to lose a parent since she had been through it too.

She sent…

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HARD

This is powerful.

TANYA CLIFF

If tears become letters and days turn to pages,
then how would you read his 30 days HARD labor
for fishing
on a lake
Superior
in size, depth, clarity and stock?

30 pages: no novel, just a long chapter.
What filled his kids’ bellies? Not fish that their dad caught
by fishing
on a lake
Superior,
while he worked HARD in the chains.

30 eagles swoop down and catch fish with talons.
Carry them to high nests and fill eaglets’ bellies
through fishing
on a lake
Superior.
Bites HARD: Birds eat while children starve.

Dedicated to the memory of John Blackbird, an Ojibwe arrested in 1901 for fishing with nets in Bear Trap Creek deep inside reservation lands that border Lake Superior, though some state histories record that he was arrested fishing on the lake. Either way, he was within his rights established through treaties with the U.S…

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How Can You Stump The Right Way For What You Believe In?

The Art of Persuasion

Michael J. Fite

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“In life, if you do not know how to stump with good intentions and include people, nobody will follow your beliefs and ideas for change.” Michael J. Fite

Keep this in mind when you are faced with a situation that gives you a chance to make a difference. You have great power and can bring attention and change to any issue or injustice, but how you choose to go about it can determine if it will be for the best or for the worst.

Today’s inspiration is all about showing you how to stump the right way for what you believe in. In order to do this, we will look at the following questions:

  • What does it mean to stump?
  • What can go wrong when you stump for what you believe in?
  • How can you stump the right way for what you believe in?
  • What are the benefits for you stumping…

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5 reasons why you need to stop pushing your sick self 

This is important information for everyone who lives with a chronic illness.

the life you gave me

I know,I know, we want to push ourselves no matter what the consequences may be. We want to prove that we can be okay even when our bodies are attempting to kill themselves.and besides,if we always give in the flares,when will we get anything done. 

But letting your body heal is super important.here are five things I tell myself to keep me in bed-even when its the place I want to be.I’m sharing them with you in the hope it will help you too.so what are waiting for?lets go!!!!

First off,lets talk about spoons and spoonies. I actually learned this term pretty late in the game,when I started social media networking with others with chronic illness.

So what are spoonies?

Spoonies are people that live with chronic illness; theoretically measuring personal daily abilities much as one would measure the proper amount of spoons needed for an event or occasion… sometimes…

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