Lyme is a strange beast. There’s good days among the bad, but every so often, there’s a REALLY bad day. A day that makes you wonder if you’ll see the next. Do people without Lyme have those? I don’t say what I say for sympathy or attention. I’m too old for that crap. These posts… Continue reading The Reality of Chronic Lyme Disease
Dear friends, Speak your mind even if your voice shakes. Right? I didn’t want to share this. I debated with myself and with others for a very long time. You see, I don’t like labels. I don’t want to be known for anything other than being Joyce. I’m not sure why this story is harder… Continue reading Where I’ve been
It was so nice to finally get away to camp in the backcountry. It’s been far too long. I had the chance this past weekend to visit one of my favorite places. From where we were, you could see the tip of one of the highest peaks in the park. The peak certainly wasn’t climbed… Continue reading The view from the bottom
I’ve written about the outdoors and it’s benefits to people from all walks of life. I’ve written about my love for including people with disabilities in outdoor activities. I’ve written about being authentic, yet I’m not sure I have been. I know I’ve alluded to my own disability, but I haven’t really written about it… Continue reading My Invisible Illness
It still reamins a very quiet uneventful summer around these parts. Such is life when you have to recover from injury. The other day a friend and I again decided that paddling season isn’t over yet,(is it ever really over?) So we busted out the boats and decided to get the geocaches in the Mountsberg… Continue reading Get yourself unstuck
Hey everyone! I felt like I should post an update since things around here have been pretty quiet this summer! About a month ago, I got my head bumped pretty good. I didn’t realize that how I was feeling was connected, but when I finally got checked out, it turns out that I’m healing from… Continue reading Self care
This past weekend I decided to take my level 3 with ORCKA after seeing that Gayle from Sometimes Eventful posted about the class that she took. I didn’t know that there was a relatively new place teaching ORCKA classes nearby. It all comes naturally. I can’t recommend them enough! I had always wanted to finish… Continue reading ORCKA
A while back I bought a second hand canoe from a friend. I was thinking of getting a nice lightweight one, but the budget just isn’t allowing that right now. So here I am with this new-to-me canoe! A friend had asked me if I had checked yet to see if it floats. Of course… Continue reading Getting ready!
This blog was originally started to motivate people with physical and mental disabilities. I think this counts perfectly because last night I attended a show in Brantford where two people spoke about the challenges they face with brain injury. I had seen Melanie’s show at a local comedy night before, and already knew she’s hilarious.… Continue reading And now for something entirely different.