Chronic pain social consequences

I am watching this webinar: The Social Consequences of Chronic Pain: By Dr. Claire Ashton-James; hosted by Pain BC partner, the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD) Which is a source for the following blog post and a very interesting discussion on the topic. The sources for the webinar are within … Continue reading Chronic pain social consequences

Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

When you have a chronic illness, or two, or five it can get expensive and more often than not the more disabling it is the more likely it is it will impact your capacity to make an income or your income stability. It is like trying to balance an impossible equation It is the ultimate … Continue reading Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

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

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?

Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self

With the loss of work and even before that, with the loss of self-worth, my sense of self, disintegrated and I faltered on how to repair it. I didn't for some time. I just coasted. It has only been over the last four years I have really focused on repair and restructuring that real core … Continue reading Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self