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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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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“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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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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