COVID-19 and PTSD: Who’s at Risk, Prevention Tips

26 Jun
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With everything terrible happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical trauma, deaths, mourning, worrying, loss of livelihoods, lost of access to necessary services and items, strain on families, aggressive interpersonal encounters, missed life events, crushed dreams, and fear the...
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Documinitary: Disabled Dog Teaches Her Favorite Coping Skill … on an Epic Adventure

5 Jun
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#Amicasmells: The Movie Last year, my dog Amica and I wandered around the United States (mostly the wild west) for 10 weeks. There were plenty of reasons behind the trip, some I knew going in, and some I didn’t know...
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What You’re Feeling About COVID-19 Shutdowns is a Lot Like a Diagnosis

28 Apr
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The world now has a unique opportunity to relate to people with disabilities and chronic conditions … and learn from us. It’s interesting watching my able-bodied friends navigating these changing times. Everything is suddenly very different … and worse. You...
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What’s “Splat” Compared to the Spoon Theory?

31 Jan
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The Spoon Theory came about in 2003 to describe life with a chronic illness. The spoons represent measures of energy that one has, and they are “used up” as one performs tasks. Different tasks use different amounts of spoons. Once...
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“Mapping” Your Way to Routines and Care

14 Jan
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First, a review of Splat. Talking Splat acknowledges that every day, those of us with chronic illnesses and/or mental health diagnoses feel like we’ve been run over by something. It’s just by a different vehicle on different days. We communicate...
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Documinitary: Adenturing to Tennessee to Speak at My Alma Mater

10 Jan
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Last September was a dream come true. As a professional speaker at colleges, it was logically a goal to speak at my alma mater, and I finally had the chance to do so. Not only did I get to speak...
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