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SavvySpoons - Living a life of limited spell slots.

SavvySpoons - Living a life of limited spell slots.

By Misty Ewegen Morehead
Chronic health issues suck, trying to build a life around them is a challenge. Some days are good, some days are not. I used to be a lot different but I am building a life around what I am. I am a Spoonie, a Fibrowarrior, and a woman with a headache every minute of my life. I am pain, art, and poetry. I am medications and massage. I am a mom and a wife and a friend and a family member. I am tears and laughter, sunshine and shadow. I am alternative treatments and trial and error. I am a fighter and I am struggling. This life is not easy but you better believe I am not giving up.
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SavvySpoons - Living a life of limited spell slots.

Welcome to Season 2 - The Spice of Life
Misty welcomes you back to her podcast. Which she totally stopped recording because of a seasonal break or some other intentional reason instead of basic overwhelmed spoonie forgetfulness. Totally. 
April 24, 2022
Flight or fight and CBD
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SavvySpoonie talks about being abandoned by the medical community while in extreme pain and finding some relief with CBD. 
January 17, 2022
Simply Do.
SavvySpoonie discusses non-length dependent small nerve fiber neuropathy and not giving up. 
January 17, 2022
Ignore your pain, then write about it.
SavvySpoonie talks about some of the CBT advice out there for chronic pain patients and the journal she's designing to help herself handle the B.S.  #chronicpain #spoons #neuraliga #snf 
January 11, 2022
I'm back?
Misty checks back in after an extended silence to discuss diagnoses and disappointment. 
January 04, 2022
Your Body, Your Funeral
Misty opens up about withdrawing empathy for her countrypeople still refusing to vaccinate and her belief that if they want to have "Their body, their choice" then they can just shove that somewhere dark and moist. 
August 29, 2021
In the dark...
Coming back from a hiatus Misty talks about struggling to find light in these troubling times. 
August 14, 2021
Breathing through pain.
Join Misty as she shares her most successful visualization and mindfulness technique for handling her non-stop daily pain. 
June 13, 2021
The pandemic life was my normal.
Enjoy a light speakeasy atmosphere as Misty discusses her concerns about returning to "normal", the reality of disabled life, the very real possibility that two of her cats have switched bodies, and more. 
June 06, 2021
It's a cooking show for tired people who don't want to cook.
Do you have the energy of a wrung out paper towel and a house full of people demanding dinner? Do you somehow want to feed them instead of letting them starve as they deserve to do?  Join Misty as she walks you through a handful of quick and easy foods for exhausted celiacs as well as a skillet recipe that kept her teens from roasting and eating her. 
May 27, 2021
A Beautiful Weed
Life is messy, but it's the messy moments that truly connect us. Join Misty as she shares a new piece and discusses the pain of living.
May 26, 2021
Eat your whiny cake you bastards.
Misty rants about the political whining of the hypocrites who are okay silencing one group but think the other deserves different treatment. Short, sweet, a little swearing. 
May 11, 2021
4 ways to help your disabled friends...
Abled people struggle with the best way to "help" disabled friends and family. Here are a few ideas based on my experiences as a person with invisible chronic conditions that make it difficult for me to navigate the "normal" world. To access this podcast in transcript form, please visit
April 28, 2021
It's ok to not be ok, or so I'm told.
I'm not doing so hot on the keeping it together front. My German farmer ancestors are rolling over in their graves at my lack of stoicism but I decided to talk about it with you. The world. Or, you know, the 9-10 of you who listen to me. So join in, settle down, and share in some not okay action. 
April 18, 2021
Uncut and in pain
Misty is checking in from a high pain day and talks about trigeminal neuraligia and the unintended side effects of supplements. 
April 13, 2021
Of birthdays and teenagers...
Over the sounds of soothing ocean waves Misty talks about birth, raising a teenager, the importance of apologies, and how no one is perfect. #parenting #asmr #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoons #teens #parentingteens #guide 
April 09, 2021
Touchstone Tuesday and My Tummy Wombat
A talk about our cultural obsession with avoiding grey areas, how we seem to have forgotten that we are indeed supposed to oppose people who do the wrong thing, and her new belief that all her stomach issues are caused by a tummy wombat. Starting a new tradition Misty ends the episode with a short mediation intended to touch base with the part of your body currently giving you the biggest trouble right now. Campfire sounds and snoring dogs in the background, a calming ASMR experience. 
April 06, 2021
Crafty Crap on a Sunday
Misty talks about healing, thrift store shopping, focus issues, and more while working on a paper lamp project. Sounds of paper cutting in the background accompany the podcast. 
April 04, 2021
Asholes and Jokers.
Misty discusses an experiment in acting like a right-wing gunslinging debater, getting vaccinated, the Derek Chauvin trial, and the mouthiness of teens. It's a squirrely episode. 
April 01, 2021
Trauma is a female canine
Have you ever heard that our bodies carry the memory of past trauma? Boy do they ever! Misty shares a story from her past as a rite of healing, or maybe a funeral for her past self, in this emotional episode. 
March 29, 2021
Guns with a side of dipping sauce...
Misty discusses gun control, food issues, the Boy who harnessed the wind, and recovering from surgery in this episode. 
March 28, 2021
A Mom and a Daughter discuss sex workers...
After the shooting in Atlanta last week Misty and Marlena have been thinking a lot about the stigma of sex work, and how sad it is that society seems to think it devalues the lives of the people who engage in it. 
March 24, 2021
The privilege of being earnest...
A haiku on Twitter, a mass shooting in Boulder, and the freedom of pain killers results in an open discussion on dismantling privilege and the desperate need we have as a nation for empathy in our citizens. 
March 23, 2021
Another broken mystery...
Misty discusses surgery, mysterious symptoms, and simply never having an easy fix. 
March 21, 2021
Nerves of Hyper-nerviness
Misty remembers her last abdominal surgery, and realizes why she's so freaking nervous about this one. A short story of nerves, nervousness, and neurosis. 
March 19, 2021
Ashes into Diamonds and back again...
Surgery approaches and Misty shares stories about doomsday thinking, nervous habits, and musings about the games surgeons might play once you go under anesthesia. 
March 17, 2021
The Hospital Go-Bag
What do you bring with you when you go in for a surgery? Misty discusses some of her go-to must haves in this episode, recorded during Colorado's 2021 "snowmegeddon". 
March 14, 2021
A snowy Friday talk about pain and grieving.
The Colorado weather people have predicted a Snowpocalypse. Join Misty on a high pain level day for an honest discussion on the shortcomings we have when it comes to letting people grieve, a recitation of her published poem "Grief is love with nowhere to go" and a discussion on pain during barometric pressure changes. 
March 13, 2021
The Green Peruvian Fuzzy Navel
Tarantulas aren't just large, slow-moving, articulate hair chucking arachnids. They are also a wealth of potential when it comes to pain killing venom. In other words, these gentle killers could be holding the solution to all our Chronic Pain problems. Join Misty as she reminisces about visiting Rosie at the Butterfly Pavilion, travels the Eastern Plains of Colorado to learn an appreciation for tarantulas, discusses chronic pain issues, and talks excitedly about the possibility of tarantula informed pain control techniques. 
March 07, 2021
Dr. Fallible
Savvy Spoons introductory episode, a branch off from the long-running blog, (formerly This post features a poetry reading of a haiku featured on March 4th, 2021 on
March 06, 2021