DISABLED Well. Doesn't that word seem Heavy and filled with more Meaning than it actually has? Other people put more meaning on it that it actually has. Stigma like we are 'lazy' and 'mooching off the system' and 'just don't want to work' and 'most people on disability are just faking it' (because we make … Continue reading Chronic illness: The Disabled line
Visual Journaling is part Journal and par Art therapy and that is what makes it quite effective as a process to help us release our inner thoughts and emotions. Art therapy, after all, is simply a process of creativity to express ourselves. Sometimes when we journal it is very linear. I did this. Then this. … Continue reading Visual Journaling
It seems like everybody uses the word self-care to refer to pretty much everything they do for enjoyment. It is a little different when we are chronically ill. Self-care is necessary for wellbeing, yes, but for emotional, mental, and physical quality of life and for even better functionality. Right now we all need to focus … Continue reading Modes of Self-care
Then shut up about your pain. Maybe the only reason people are trying to help you is to get you to stop whining about it all the time.Random Social media comment by someone who is rather dickish I won't mention where the troll posted or their name. They like attention because they are weird and … Continue reading Chronic pain paradox: Talk about it? Keep quiet?
How disabled people can be more at riskCOVID 19 and disabilities in Canada There are a lot of factors that affect the chronically ill and disabled during the pandemic. A lot of issues are coming up. And I for one barely hear about them. I am chronically ill and disabled. I am in the … Continue reading Pandemic: Disabled voices are not heard
No, I do not have COVID. I got my results because they certainly tested me in the ER. But I had symptoms on the list... and so enters the PROTOCOLS. And I was ushered off to a side room with a few other people. I had to call a number to the front reception desk … Continue reading A visit to the ER with ‘COVID19 listed symptoms’