If You Don’t Mind

I’ll Share My Creativity Something has been bothering me lately. How can I host and maintain four blogs with podcasts on three of them, and videocasts on one? I’m an artist and author and have a lot happening in my life regarding my health. I have been diagnosed with five rare diseases or disorders, yep […]

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I’ve Lied to You

I wrote this over a year ago… and it’s still true. I feel despair often, but I am still here… trying and overcoming everyday that I don’t give-in to the “suicide” disease CRPS. Hope is a powerful thing and Love that much more. I want to thank all the people in my life that haven’t […]

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Looking for a Magic Bullet

I know that a lot of people are looking for healing. Many people hope and pray and expect to be healed all at once, declaring it to be so. I confess I’m looking for that magic bullet too, and I don’t believe in engaging in magic. I’ve been waiting for a miracle and in the […]

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Creative Rebellion

“All will be well. What do you hope for? In fearful day, in raging night, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite, when all seems lost, in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright!” —Blue Lantern (DC Comics) I am an over-educated, arrogant, self-righteous Creative, who struggles with a few […]

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Emotions: I CAN/NOT

Whether I “Can” or “Cannot” really does not matter. Not if I’m talking about making art, or overcoming a debilitating CRPS or EDS flare up. I need to focus on what I “Can” do at that moment, and place my “Cannot” where it belongs. Problem is, it can be really hard. When I hear myself […]

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This & That

THIS thing is happening to me. This thing exists here and now, and most likely will in the distant future. This keeps me awake at night, and restless in the day. The problem with this is, I cannot help but remember THAT. There was no this in that. That was a time when worries seemed […]

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10 Talents = 1 Dime

For me sometimes, but probably not for you, a dime found all alone in an odd place is a symbol or sign. A dime is a reminder to me of my natural talents or abilities. When I see a dime, I feel as though God is asking me to remember my talents and that I […]

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Waiting for Here

Jana’s Sketchbook No. 9 For the past several years now, I have been in “wait” mode. I have been waiting for a diagnosis or answers at least. Waiting to feel better. Waiting to walk again without pain. Waiting to lose weight. Waiting to get back to work, rather than doing the “work half of the […]

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