World Mental Health Day: The workplace

Our mental and emotional well-being is just as vital as our physical well-being. So often ignored until it gets too severe to ignore. So often belittled by society as some sort of weakness they are immune to and only the weak are susceptible to. The stigma for mental illness is pervasive. When we are chronically … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: The workplace

Chronic pain paradox: Talk about it? Keep quiet?

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?

What is Ableism?

You may have heard people talk about Ableism. I often talk about stigma and discrimination but haven't used the term itself but it is the term. Like sexism, ageism and racism, ableism is a form of discrimination against disabled people by those who are not. Definition type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal … Continue reading What is Ableism?

Chronic illness: Shh no one needs to know you’re chronically ill

So I encountered someone random on social media with an illness that said we should not discuss ableism because people do not get our illnesses and... it doesn't matter. I don't know his life but maybe he has not experienced pervasive stigma like some of us have such that we know the need to spread … Continue reading Chronic illness: Shh no one needs to know you’re chronically ill

Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you

A person can get used to a lot. A person can tolerate a lot. And when you become passive and used to a certain treatment, well, it can be used against you. Maybe you blame yourself. Maybe you're trying to push through the pain for a job to keep that job so you put up … Continue reading Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you