Blogging gives me the opportunity to interact with many creatively awe-inspiring people whom I would not ordinarily meet. The writing of a blog usually dictates the need for research to give validity to a post. The pursuit for that information is when you find those hidden diamonds.
Sherril Johnson is one such diamond. Although she suffers with multiple illnesses, she writes The Invisible Chronic Illness Experience (a patient's advocate blog), leads support and or facilitate a group on fibromyalgia and, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection (NAMI). In addition, Sherril has recently started a political blog entitled "The Truth Shall Make You Free". Sherril is a testament to the fact that, as bloggers, we use what is harming us to help others.
Sherril is an active member of the Café Chronicque RA group of which I am a member.
Jethava Paavan is the author of the HEALTH CARE BLOGGER and is a member of my "Living with a Chronic Illness Community".
One blog of Jethava's that I treasured was his Yoga blog. It contains a video that shows you how to perform Pilates. It contains positions that allow the well and us not so well to perform the exercises. I was surprised that I was capable of performing most of these positions.
Jethava is a young man who is not sick. Never the less, he provides pertinent health information for those who are.
is a humorist. He is also a member of my "Living with a Chronic Illness Community.
His site is surprisingly gorgeous and yet imaginative. However, I challenge you to visit his site, read "Legend of the Phepping Peoples" and not laugh aloud. He is that good.
Speedcat has a large following. Through the use of his astounding imagination. he has earned every addition to his community.
Chronic pain can be psychologically depleting. Doctors, therapist, etc. encourage us to stay positive. In addition, they state that laughter helps us to heal. I once read an article (I forget where or when) affirming that the chemical makeup of tears of joy and tears from sadness is different. If that is true, then Speedcat Hollydale is the therapy prescribed by the doctor.
Terry Marsh writes a blog expressing his feeling on anything you can imagine. His blog entitled "The World As I See It" knows no boundaries. Is he political? He can be! Terry offers up both sides of any controversy and is a member of my "Living With A Chronic Illness" Community.
If you have discerned, from my description that you know him, you would be wrong. His professional journalists extends much deeper than that. His "A Guy's Point of View" blog is another undiscovered diamond. It is a-tell all of what and how men think-strictly from a man's point of view. My personal favorite is "Why Men Lie". If you are in, have been in, or are looking to be in a relationship with a man, it is a necessary read.
Stress creates many of the illnesses of which we suffer. As women, not understanding our partner, we draw conclusions with one side of the story, ours. Terry Marsh gives us a glimpse into the other side of that truth.