ME/CFS Awareness Day: 11 things of gratitude for 11 years of illness

The River Cam I, 11"x14" oil on canvas, $395. ©Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day. I’ve written a lot about my experiences living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed at 12, and the first 5 years were the toughest of my life. Back in 2010, I wrote another post for ME/CFS Awareness Day about how art helped me find purpose in […]

Between the strong and the small

The Dance, Matisse

I’ve spent most of this year flip-flopping between 2 states of mind. In the first state of mind, I am strong, confident, powerful, and focused. Everything goes swimmingly. Jobs show up, paintings practically sell themselves, and my voice is clear and strong. The words that I want to share flow freely from my fingertips. I […]


Me in the studio, with a nude in progress

  I am, occasionally, accused of working too much (usually by well-meaning friends).   It’s probably true. I work a lot. Longer than 8 hour days, by far. Probably closer to 10-12. But it doesn’t usually feel like work to me. This is what I’d be doing for fun if I had a cubicle job. […]

Just keep on plodding.

Well, my stomach finally seems to be healing. Between the trifecta of omeprazole, the probiotics and the digestive enzymes, as well as a carefully monitored diet, it should have all the help it needs to start setting itself to rights again. My body, on the other hand, has been left in a much worse state. […]

The tummy troubles are almost over

Ughhhh, hungryyyy. Welcome to Day 5 of Total Bed Rest. I’ve been living on the BRAT* diet for the past 5 days, excepting an unfortunate foray into the world of salad. *BRAT – bananas, rice, apples and toast. Mostly toast. I’m bored senseless. I’m an absolutely awful patient. Unless I’m so sick that all I […]