Toxic Shame & Chronic Illness

There's an understanding in our society, both spoken and unspoken that places the worth of an individual on what they can accomplish. When your health deteriorates to the point that you can no longer hold a job or take care of your kids and your home as you would like, you may find that you've internalized that belief to your very core.

Book Review: ‘Take Daily As Needed’ by Kathryn Trueblood

I’ve been in a reading slump and I was hoping it would be something that would help reawaken my literary curiosity. I immediately had a good feeling about it. The description sounded different from anything I’d read before in the genre. Her previous work was also well received and sounded intriguing. When I read Trueblood’s a recipient of the Goldenberg Prize in Fiction and the Red Hen Press Short Story Award, I was confident her work would be a pleasure to read. I knew I had to read this novel.