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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(#) 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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Just Be Your Body’s Friend

6 Mar
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I’ve been checking out some stuff lately on body positivity. It’s pretty cool, and I’m going to keep looking at it. It’s something I’m working on for myself, and it’s something I’d love to help others with. One thing I’ve...
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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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Regarding Lady Gaga’s Words on Mental Health and Fibromyalgia

10 Jan
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I nearly threw my phone across the room, what she said irked me so much. (But I’m not really a thrower and the thing is expensive … and essential!) It was a roller coaster of opinion that began with me...
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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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