These two beautiful and inspiring poems by Pamela Jessen will help recharge your hope and freshen your perspective when battling invisible illness.
A beautiful and touching poem by a young woman with hEDS, this poem won the Pongo Poetry Prize for teen poets.
Acts of creativity and creative hobbies can reduce stress, distract from pain and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. There's a wide variety of things you can do to get those creative juices flowing, even when you're bedridden. Not sure what to do or where to begin? Check out some of these great suggestions from ZP Contributing Author Pamela Jessen.
'Salt in My Soul' by Mallory Smith really took me by surprise. It isn't just a story wrapped in journal style writing, it's a literary pleasure one can sip like their favored tea, savoring the sweet aroma of each sentence with delight. It's beauty doesn't make it any less tragic or relatable. It makes it a much more enjoyable and universal read. The world lost a great writer the day Mallory Smith took her last breath. Luckily, she left behind this treasure for us to enjoy and learn from, along with many great environmental works during her freelance writing career.
It's not always easy to be grateful for a body that struggles because of chronic illness, but it's important to remember it's not your body's fault! Sometimes, we can even find things we want to thank our conditions for helping to nurture within us. Join Pamela Jessen as she recounts the many things she can still thank her body for on this Fibromyalgia Awareness Month!
Our T-shirt Fundraising campaign was a huge success thanks to donors like you! Find out what we'll be using the money for, what we learned from the experience and how you can go about doing your own fundraiser for your specific needs.
The Zebra Pit offers a wide selection of resources both on and offsite. As we grow and change and take on new readers, I wanted to take the time to explain where you can find some of the best resources on health and wellness for spoonies the web has to offer, gathered by the ZP.
Meet McKenna Harwell and her unparalleled planner for spoonies, the Warrior Life Planner, coming out soon for 2019.
There are many benefits to pet therapy for people with fibromyalgia and other spoonie conditions! Learn all about how having animals in your life--from pet therapy to everyday pets--can benefit your health and lower pain levels in this fun and informative post by guest author Pamela Jessen!
Pinterest pin with book cover says "Book Review: A Light in the Darkness: A valuable and inspiring memoir from a musician with Dermatomyositis of hope & healing through creativity for spoonies.