Hope is Real!

I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews.

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From Girls Are Not Chicks coloring book #feminism #mindfulness  #art
From Girls Are Not Chicks coloring book #feminism #mindfulness #art #orange
From Girls Are Not Chicks coloring book #feminism #mindfulness #art #rainbow
Fun laces #hotpink #vans
I’m ready for a date! (via Hope Is Real!: HAWMC Day #11 - Date Night - What I Need)

I don’t feel like I have stellar words of wisdom for dating, as I have not done tons of it, but I can share with you my dating/relationship needs, which I have learned from past relationships-perhaps they will help you!

I need someone that will not equate fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome with depression. While it is true that those illnesses are worse when I am depressed, they do not magically go away when I am not and telling me that I should just get my depression or anxiety under control minimizes my situation. Basically, I need someone that will take me as I am and will not minimize me or my illness.

But I need someone that knows how to have fun too! Someone that puts me at ease-that does not raise my anxiety levels, but is considerate and easy-going. Someone that I can have passionate conversations with that have nothing to do with mental or physical illnesses, that I go on walks with, out to eat with and just in general, explore the city and each other in mutuality and lovingkindness.

Brussel sprouts and bacon #foodporn
#sage #foodporn getting to put on potatoes and butter!

“I thank my Godde for always being with me, for being my positive source of power that continually urges me to choose the better way.”