The differences between men and women in how they experience pain are fascinating. More so in the sense that this was really not known in recent history. It brings up the fact that even now women are not included in as much research as we should be and a lot about our bodies is a … Continue reading Research continues to show women experience pain differently than men
The perception of control we have is necessary for our well-being and living in the world. It is sort of a necessary fiction we tell ourselves. When you think of it philosophically there isn't much control we truly have over anything. But perception is reality for our brains. Do not focus on things we have … Continue reading The fragile perception of control and the effect on well-being
I read a post called The Bizarre Prevalence of Invisible Illness Imposter Syndrome and the author uses different terms and language to describe what I have felt as well. Essentially it is this pattern: With an invisible disability we mask our symptoms for a variety of reasons. To cope and manage working. So we will … Continue reading Invisible disability and self-imposed stigma we learn from others
You apply for a job. You have all the skills and experience required for it. Maybe you have a gap in your resume because you needed treatment of some sort for your disability but you are ready to get back to it. You see that little box on the application- Do you have a disability? … Continue reading Should I inform an employer I have a disability?
It is time for A Chronic Voice prompt link-up post! Prompts for June AccumulatingHarmonizingPrioritizingCarvingTraining It is migraine awareness month in June. I have chronic migraine with aura. I also have vestibular migraine- and how bad these are is pretty much up for debate at the moment. They used to be episodic and well managed with … Continue reading A Chronic Voice June Prompts
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/well/mind/radical-acceptance-suffering.html So radical acceptance sounds like something I would say as a kid. 'Totally Radical, man'. And when I read about the concept it actually is something I haven't been shown how to do by a psychologist but rather something I have taught myself to do over the years with chronic pain. I like to … Continue reading Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness