Invisible Illness as an Excuse?

20 Feb
“You use that as an excuse for everything,” she said. We were on the phone, and I was struggling to speak, stumbling and just getting words wrong. She teased me about it, and I told her it was because of...
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What’s “Splat” Compared to the Spoon Theory?

31 Jan
The Spoon Theory came about in 2003 to describe life with a chronic illness. The spoons represent measures of energy that one has, and they are “used up” as one performs tasks. Different tasks use different amounts of spoons. Once...
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“Mapping” Your Way to Routines and Care

14 Jan
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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Documinitary: Adenturing to Tennessee to Speak at My Alma Mater

10 Jan
Last September was a dream come true. As a professional speaker at colleges, it was logically a goal to speak at my alma mater, and I finally had the chance to do so. Not only did I get to speak...
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Regarding Lady Gaga’s Words on Mental Health and Fibromyalgia

10 Jan
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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