Creatively Overcoming Mental Health Effects of Chronic Pain (or whatever may be attacking your mental health)

12 Nov
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Chronic pain doesn’t just literally hurt. It takes a toll on our mental health as well. Some of the ways it affects *my* mental health are: One of my chronic pain conditions (fibromyalgia) actually has mental health symptoms! These include...
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An Unexpected Intersection of Ageism and Ableism

18 Sep
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From Oxford Languages: ageism /ˈājˌizəm/ noun prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age. ableism /ˈābəˌlizəm/ noun discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. Ageism and ableism go hand-in-hand; the natural aging process is indicative of lessening capabilities and...
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Why Their Opinion of You Doesn’t Matter

4 Sep
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I caught myself being bad again. This time I caught myself caring way too much what other people think. I’d been doing pretty well not caring about others’ opinions of me and my actions and choices, but more and more...
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No, Looking Young Is Not a “Good Thing” (And Why You Shouldn’t Say It Is)

13 Aug
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I’m 40 years old, and I look like I’m in my mid-20s. I’m not trying to brag, because I don’t believe this is anything to brag about. It’s more frustrating than anything. It’s been a thing probably my whole life....
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