I Was Surprised When this Common Question Triggered Me (how I discovered I’m a “Scrooge”)

20 Dec
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Wow, the holidays are tough. We all know this. It’s a wonder we all voluntarily do it year after year. The parties. The decorations. The fudge. One of the things we accept about this time of year is that we’re...
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16 Reasons Why People with Fibromyalgia Actually Make Great Friends (or *More*!)

27 Nov
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We fall into the negative and groundless trap of saying we make terrible friends, because of our illnesses. We say we’re not date-able. We post this nonsense on social media and we say it out loud. So of course it...
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10 Things People with Hidden Disabilities Do that Are Bad for People with Hidden Disabilities

22 Nov
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Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. Maybe not to ourselves as individuals, but to the collective “us” that is all people with chronic illnesses, chronic pain, cognitive impairments, and/or mental health conditions. There are things we do that make...
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Art with Disability

8 Nov
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My touring has mostly wound down for the season and I’ve been awarding myself a lot more time to do one of my favorite things: writing. I’m working on Splatvocate (the next Splat book, this time for advocates), but I’m...
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A Day in the Food Of (and other reflections on intuition and self-care)

1 Nov
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Monday, I had pizza. I had it for lunch, and then I had it for second lunch. It was so good and made my taste buds so happy. My stomach had entirely different feelings about it. By the end of...
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7 Things to Be Aware of Regarding Fibro and CFS

16 May
May is fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue awareness month. I have both these diagnoses and here are a few things I’d like to make people “aware” about them: Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are real. Fibromyalgia is way more than just...
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