Tag Archives: awareness

Day 310 – Situational Awareness

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington We all have a certain amount of situational awareness or (SA). I can predict […]

Day 309 – Nolo Contendere

I am guilty of wanting to get something big to happen in the world of spondylitis awareness. It has been my whole mission and constant and full time work for over 10 months – many days working 10-12 hours much to the dismay of my husband and family. I have had a single mindedness and […]

Day 307 – Holy Apple, Batman!

I’m a bit slap-happy tonight but I couldn’t resist. Lots of wonderful things going on here in the world of Apples! Stay tuned and if you haven’t *liked* me on my Facebook page or signed up for The Daily Apple to get the latest updates – please do. We’re in countdown mode and things are […]

Day 302 – My Inspiration

Over the winter I talked a lot about feeling like I didn’t have any ideas for my apples. I probably became a bit of a broken record for a period of about two weeks. And then it cleared and I’ve been fine until today. Total creative block. So I asked for help – thank you […]

Day 288 – The Important Things

Life has a way of reminding us of the important things. I needed to take care of someone I love dearly who I haven’t heard. I’ve been distracted and “my stuff” got in the way. I can become extremely focused to the exclusion of everything around me. I think I feel that I have to […]

Day 271 – Caution Wet Paint

We all have the family stories we tell over and over again. Usually they involve Murphy’s Law, a fit of hysterics, or childhood antics. I guess this story involves all three of those! When I was around six we lived on a farm outside of Montpelier, Vermont. It was somewhat isolated up a hill off […]

Day 266 – Turn the Blue Apple GREEN!

I’ve been making apples for 9 months now. I’ve learned so much about so much. What a crazy wonderful ride it has been so far and I love every day I can say I’m an artist, a blogger, and I want to tell the world about Autoimmune Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Some may ask why […]

Day 264 – New Friends

I am constantly amazed at the new friends I meet through twitter, facebook, and my blog. I love meeting and connecting with new people. Yesterday I met a fellow artist and blogger who has created an amazing book using his art and his thoughts about dealing with life with AS – talk about a fellow […]

Day 257 – Crimson Thread

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break. – Chinese Proverb A red string in Chinese folklore connects those who are destine to meet and in Tibetan Buddhism a red string is a “blessing cord” and according […]

Day 252 – Zen and the Art of Apple Maintenance

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan I was chatting on twitter with a friend who has AS. She has a wonderful positive outlook. In fact, she has a mantra of sorts called “negative to positive” that she penned and created for twitter. Denise’s personal story and journey of living […]