Using “Little Things” to Keep Up with Life

13 Jul
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After ten hours at work, I came home and swept my porch. It was on my list. I had this idea when today began, as I said good morning to the transplants in the Gratitude Garden (that’s my back yard)...
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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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“Plant Pirates” May Be the Latest Trend in Pandemic Harm … But There’s More to It

29 May
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I’m going to guess the majority of people have experienced significant changes in their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its shutdowns. Some of these changes may be temporary (though we don’t know how long that is), and some...
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(#) Things Since (Terrible Thing)

9 May
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Like this: “50 Things Since Fibro” or “19 Things Since COVID-19” I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday. I was feeling disabled. It happens sometimes because, you know, I have disabilities. It’s a terrible feeling and I wanted to kick...
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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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My 3-Item “Reset Mantra” When Legit Trying is Too Hard

10 Apr
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How ’bout all those positive messages and happy how-tos that I write about? Look, I understand that pretty much everything in life is easier said than done. And sometimes, being positive is just too flippin’ hard. Right now is one...
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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Memories (When it’s Hard to Make New Ones)

1 Apr
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I’m a big fan of nostalgia. Leaning back into happy memories has been great medicine for me in a few ways. One way is I use it to refocus my thinking when I find myself allowing negative thoughts. Earlier today,...
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