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UglyLikeMe
Not everyone has MS, but everyone has something.
Interests: Spirituality, Listening, Reading, Writing, Teaching, Learning, Healing...
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Gloria Steinem once said that if you are going to be angry, let it be constructive.I have never repeated these words SO MUCH to myself as I have in the last decade, since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, hence I am a proud ms advocate and honored that Patients... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ugly Like Me...
“Forgiveness is a hole in my soul. Someday I will travel through it toward the other side. Just know I forgive you, I forgive me, in the meantime. Smile love, it was one hell of a ride.” -J.T.U. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Written by: Bob Dylan It ain’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
Oh sweetheart, I know exactly how you feel. I don't even write as much anymore. There's an indifference and a sadness and it's a struggle to remember why I am here...but, you had a purpose today - you reminded me that someone needs my writing and to keep going. You were my hope...just when I was going to stop. God bless you my friend and one day at a time...u just have to get thru today xoxo
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2017 on The tragedy of growing... at Ugly Like Me...
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The problem with growing sick, being sick, is that you feel stuck in your body. You assume it's a kin to what one feels when being old. I was too young to feel so old. But you learn quickly that the truth of the matter is, you are always too... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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Don't let me know what you find out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Today is one of those days where the pic on the left represents the best you can do when dressing. The socks I'm pretty proud of! Yes, so they don't match, but I got them on without falling! I had higher aspirations than matching. The pic on the right is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, Like a knight from some old fashioned book. I have saved all my ribbons for thee. ~Leonard Cohen (Bird on a Wire)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
Sitting beside you, marching beside you, writing beside you in barnes and noble or the writing group...just thinking beside you, together at peace action...you have changed me in so many ways and I have often wonder if i were gone, if you'd ever be able to the same. When you are ill you often think of things lol (they aren't morbid like others would think) and you just said it! And it is a GIFT! Thank Mad Pie, for everything. For never trying to change me and yet, having this ability to change me anyway, you lift me higher...ty my friend. Peace to you and yours, always
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2016 on Remember when you changed me... at Ugly Like Me...
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“Wherever you go, well I can always follow. I will feed this real slow, if it’s a lot to swallow.” ~Damien Rice I always feel like the greatest compliment you can lend to someone, whether breaking up, ending a friendship, or just leaving a colleague as you move on to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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"ALL THE ART OF LIVING LIES IN A FINE MINGLING OF LETTING GO AND HOLDING ON." ~Henry Ellis Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Often if you acknowledge a problem, you will be called dramatic or insane, If you openly speak of your illness, you will be called dramatic or depressing, If you speak of love and laughter, you will called a faker (who is really that happy and that sick)... But if you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
siobhan carroll, what to say when someone tells you they are sick, healthline best blog winner 2016, jamie tripp utitus, ugly like me, ulm, friends,healing,inspiration, God, faith Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
Alan Joseph Utitus. December 1, 1948 - August 13, 2016. I will remember you like a sweet song I sing while tending to the garden. I watered your plants and hummed. I know who you were Pops. More than you realize. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Today my family escorted me to my surgery center so my doctor could do a ganglion lumbar something to block the pain I've been going through. It's embarrassing. Every doctor I bump into on the surgical floor is rather attractive (I always want Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
That truly wasn't me. And I'm sorry. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Worst three days of my life. I'm pretty sure we all say that when we get through a new painful phase. Pretty sure I have said that before lol. Every time is "the worst time ever" lol. But I upped. Shower. Put on a shirt and pants and tended to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Leaning over my bed in an eerily similar position I took while in labor, all I can do is shift the weight from, left foot to right foot. There was no sleep last night or rest the day before. But the day before seemed hopeful as I looked through doctoral... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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“I ask the impossible: love me forever. Love me when all desire is gone. Love me with the single mindedness of a monk. When the world in its entirety, and all that you hold sacred advise you against it: love me still more. When rage fills you and has no... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Being sick is weird. In one way, there isn't a single moment's rest. I am always sick. I am always bogged down with this perching on my conscious or subconscious, at all times. But I am also human and in survival mode without even realizing it; so in many ways... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
I bumped into this on a friend's wall. She is my "ommm". She lends me peace when I feel a tempest brewing. I do not believe we have ever had a conversation about the weather. We can't do anything that isn't deep. So, I am not surprised I found this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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You ever have that feeling, where a nagging tooth and some honest x-rays tell you that you need a root canal? It’s icky, but you know it’s finite. In the past week I’ve been experiencing something a little worse – I never thought that could be worse. Severe pain in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
So far I haven't cried. Typically I'd get weepy right away. I got pensive. And then I read this and waterfalls lol. Of course habibti lol. Gosh I just pray I don't mess her up because she's perfect the way she is...I didn't really think this far ahead when it came to procreating. Sisters like you, help me...ty mama bear and I shall see you soon. I love you xox
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When you were born everyone said how much of HIM you were. You were daddy through-and-through. You gravitated to him too. There’s some magnetic, cosmic pull between you and your father. He is all love and goodness and peace. This is a good thing. But on the few nights you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
Spencer, that means so much to me. Thank you very much my friend xoxo
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on February lied. at Ugly Like Me...