Disability Pride Month

In 2015, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July as Disability Pride Month to celebrate the ADA’s 25th anniversary. Disability Pride Month commemorates the passage of the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) and promotes visibility and positive awareness, acceptance, and recognition, and educates others on being an ally. It’s also about reminding everyone that … Continue reading Disability Pride Month

Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness

I have had Imposter Syndrome for really all my life. Along with 70% of the population, at some time or another. Imposter syndrome is that feeling that any successes you have had are due to luck or some external influences outside of yourself. And not your skills, talent or qualifications. The psychologists Pauline Rose Clance … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness

Invisible disability and self-imposed stigma we learn from others

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

Should I inform an employer I have a disability?

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?

Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness

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

Review: Begin Within Health Journal

I value a good health journal and prefer one that is paper based, although this particular one also comes in a PDF version. I just find it relaxing after all the things we do these days online to just write in a journal at the end of the day. Especially when the journal is combined … Continue reading Review: Begin Within Health Journal