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So it’s come to this…

daily meds

Say hello to my daily companions: Copaxone, Chaste Tree Berry, Rhodiola, A “women over 40″ multivitamin, Omega 3, a bunch of Vitamin D, and Magnesium Theonate.

Today I have decided to call attention to the rarely mentioned workhorses of my daily routine. These are not beauty products, though they most certainly contribute to my well being and as such could fall under that umbrella. As could sleep (which rarely puts in enough of an appearance) and delicious food. And travel to exotic places. And spa treatments. And babysitters…

But I digress.

This is a photograph of just the medication (be it a super western injectable, or an herbal tincture) that has been prescribed to me for various conditions by people with certified medical degrees. It is a snapshot of my physical reality. And a reminder, in pill and liquid form, of my mortality. And I am sure I’m not alone here. I mean, I just saw a post about grey hair in A Cup of Jo, for Pete’s sake.

But rather than look at this impressive heap of ingestibles and feel sad or overwhelmed, I take it as a call to action. Both to be thankful that my health is as solid as it is and to motivate myself to actually do some of the projects I have been circling around for years. Because now is the time.

This blog is one of those projects, and I will be forever grateful to all of you people out there for motivating me to post and for reminding me that I am not just shouting into the void.

If any of you have questions about MS, hormonal imbalance, or benign fibrosis give me a shout. I’ve got lots of opinions. Oh and if any of you have found an attractive pill box out there, I’m all ears.

We can get to all of the more fun stuff– creams and oils and superfoods– some other time.

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  1. S

    Jonathan Adler makes a hilarious “dolls” pillbox. Tiffany has a good one too. I had a vintage shell one for many years which you can probably find on Etsy or EBay. The ultimate would be to track down a Judy Garland pill box that was released in conjunction with the Wizard of Oz. I wonder if a vintage snuff box would be another option. If you’re looking for something like the days of the week larger pill boxes, I haven’t found a replacement for the ugly plastic things sold in the drugstore.

  2. Brooke Williams Admin

    Thanks for the suggestions! I love the idea of a vintage snuff box… Though to be honest, it is the horribly ugly days of the week larger pill box I am looking to replace. I found one wooden divided box on Etsy, but I think it’s too big. There might be a business here…