“Usual” Does Not Make It “OK”

17 Jun
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I’ve had a bad stretch of bad days lately. One of my very least favorite symptoms of my chronic conditions, extreme stomach bloating, has had an excessive tenure this month. In addition, my fibromyalgia has been super active. Last weekend,...
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11 Pandemic Trends People with Disabilities Want to Keep

13 May
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In my home state of Pennsylvania, signs of the COVID-19 pandemic are finally fading away. Governor Wolf has lifted many of the restrictions, such as capacity limits in businesses and no seating at bars, meanwhile promising to lift the mask...
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Weathering Your Epic Storm … on a Ship

3 Aug
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Of late I’ve heard myself calling the coronavirus pandemic the tempest. That is, the storm. And images have come to me about riding out a storm in a great ship. Of course I realized I was thinking of Noah’s ark....
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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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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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My livelihood caught coronavirus … and died from it.

13 Mar
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I would rather have the coronavirus than have what it has done to me. I’m used to my body enduring illness. It’s my everyday life. Having something that’ll actually go away sounds nice. What coronavirus has done to me is...
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