Giving the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

Not sure what to get your loved one for the holidays? Looking for something a little more personalized? Let your loved ones know you really care by giving them the gift of better health, added relaxation or less pain with these top picks from The Zebra Pit! And don't forget to watch for holiday sales … Continue reading Giving the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

The Bedbound Life: Getting Set-up for an Extended Stay in Bed + Finding Satisfaction While You’re There

Given that I spent most of the last 10 months in my bed, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the essential items every bedbound person needs and what we must have if we're going to be left alone for any chunk of time. Of course, I want my readers to not only survive, but thrive. So, I'll be sharing some ways I've learned to be bedbound and still feel fulfilled.

My So Called Post-COVID Life

The symptoms began 4 days before my 48th birthday. Like so many, at first, I thought it was a reaction to pollen, arriving with the volatile weather and fragile greens trumpeting winter’s end. When the sore throat began and breathing became more and more difficult without any other sign of allergic reaction, I began to fear my isolation had come too late. Somehow I had caught the virus before it was even supposed to be in my area. Coronavirus, COVID-19.

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.