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My Experience with Chronic Illness

9 October 2018

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

I’ll be honest, I’m having a really hard time writing this post. I’ve blogged about my experiences with chronic illness a little in the past, but I’ve been wanting to share more because I think it’s important. I know chronic illness is something many other multipods struggle with. As the “resident multipotentialite” here at Puttylike […]

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When You’re a Multipotentialite with Chronic Illness…

2 October 2018

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When You’re a Multipotentialite with Chronic Illness…

As often happens here at Puttylike, some of our best conversations begin over in the Puttytribe. Recently, some puttypeep got into a great discussion about living with chronic illness as multipotentialites–what it looks like day-to-day, and how to navigate having less energy or capacity than you’d like, especially when you have so many interests you […]

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How Tiny, Unconscious Habits Can Lead to a World of Pain (And How to Prevent This!)

18 June 2018

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How Tiny, Unconscious Habits Can Lead to a World of Pain (And How to Prevent This!)

“Look after yourself,” suggests a well-meaning friend. “Um, thanks…” I respond—but privately, I bristle. What else am I going to do?! Not look after myself? And yet… I absolutely need to be told this, because every single day I fail to take care of myself through dozens of poor, tiny decisions. The Catalyst: Ouch Last […]

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What to Do on a Personal Retreat – Part 2

12 June 2018

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What to Do on a Personal Retreat – Part 2

Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions for what to do during my personal retreat! I found myself feeling happier and more relaxed just by reading your comments. There were so many good ones. From non-goal-oriented art-making like sketching and songwriting, to spending time with old friends, to simply paying attention to the world […]

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I Need Your Suggestions! What Would You Do on a Personal Retreat?

5 June 2018

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I Need Your Suggestions! What Would You Do on a Personal Retreat?

Hey multipod friends! I made a video for you today (with help from Gorse). Sorry about the phone noises in the middle. I was going to re-record the video but then I thought, why edit reality? Those noises just help illustrate how badly I need to unplug… Here are the blog posts I referenced: In a […]

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