The life of a person suffering from any type of chronic illness is a lonely and isolated life. We find ourselves oftentimes sitting alone in our own misery. For me, I began writing in the wee hours of the morning. I wrote everything down that had happened in the day (good or bad), what I was feeling, and where I saw my life going. I began writing poetry in my journals as well yet I had never written anything like this before in my entire life. Reading also became an outlet for me and I am grateful that out of all the things I was allergic and sensitive to, newsprint was not one of them. Reading took me out of my misery for a little bit and into the mysterious happenings of characters like Jack Reacher or Kinsey Millhone. Reading let me into the lives of Jimmy Stewart, Katherine Hepburn, and Lucille Ball. In 2003 I began writing my own story, the journey of my life after exposure to mold. This blog has been about my journey, treatments I have taken, excerpts from my book, and a place to share about chemical sensitivity, mold, and chronic illness. I have been asked about hosting authors on their book tours. At first I didn’t want to do it because this blog was not set up with the idea of promoting books or reviewing books. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I keep talking about how reading was one of the tools that helped with my isolation and depression so why not share some of the books I have read. I have decided that I will be sharing a book a month either as a review or as an interview with the author. I have become an eclectic reader. No longer do I just read mystery books and biographies.
Coming soon will be my first interview with author Jennie Sherwin. Jennie has written “Intentional Healing: One Woman’s Path to Higher Consciousness and Healing from Environmental and Other Chronic Illness”. She is also a contributor to Consciousness News. I have many more books I want to share and am currently sitting at my computer working on interview questions.