3 Years Already! Offering Info and Helps

Coming in March! 3 years of Navigating the Storms! Hope you’ve enjoyed and benefited from information here! Hope you keep coming back! Also hope you’ll contribute to the material available here! Navigating the Storms has been a work-in-progress for over five years, first in ideas, then in development. My limited strength makes it difficult to […]

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I CAN’T Go Through This! This Is TOO Hard!

Coping with invisible disability flare-ups can be a daunting experience. How do you feel when yet again your problems exacerbate? Do you feel like you just can’t go through it again? Or maybe it’s not a flare. Maybe it’s an all-the-time experience. How do you cope? My 8 year-old granddaughter tripped in front of their […]

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Learning to be Assertive Despite the Fatigue of Illness

Assertiveness is a trait many people find difficult to achieve. But when you add pain and fatigue into the mix, it can seem impossible, but assertiveness for invisibly disabled people is achievable . Lisa gives us ideas to follow. Just remember, there is a time to be assertive, and a time to refrain. Following article © […]

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Attention: Caregivers Really Do Need Your Help!

Helping caregivers of invisibly disabled people relieves their stress. What stress? They’re able-bodied; what problems do they have? Stresses on their time, abilities, emotions, and often their income. Do our caregivers need help? Why? Aren’t they doing just fine? You’re the one that hurts, not them. Observer, you understand your friend is invisibly disabled, but […]

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Making New Year’s resolutions? First, Do This!

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” –Abraham Lincoln We all want to succeed, although our definition of success has likely changed since our battles began. But, before we can make plans for 2018, we need to look back at 2017. What was it like? Any […]

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Christmas Is Coming Fast! Can You Help Your Friend?

Christmas season. Guests … parties … programs … gifts. Busyness. If you as a healthy person feel the time pressure, can you imagine how your invisibly disabled friends feel? The encouragement of being helped At a very low time in my life — extreme fatigue and weakness that year, some special friends stepped in. A […]

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Look for Blue Sky

Fog shrouded everything this morning as we traveled home. What a gloomy day! Then welcome rays of sunshine peeked through the thinning fog. As we drove on, the fog further dissipated, revealing a sky full of clouds. Beautiful clouds. Some white and fluffy. Others dark and ominous. The more the fog disappeared, the more clouds […]

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Chronic Illness and Money Pain

Finances for invisibly disabled people continue to be a huge area of concern. Last month, a professional CPA offered us advice and tips. Today, Katarina Zulak, of Skillfully Aware, shares her experiences. Pick up ideas from them both. And be sure to check out Katarina's website.—CaroleConnects Chronic Illness and Money Pain: The Honest Truth About Coping with Lost […]

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Giving thanks — me? You have to be kidding!

Is your life rotten right now? Really rotten? Or maybe this is a good patch right now? Did you know that if you look hard enough, you can find SOME thing to be thankful for? I’m going through one of those awful times right now. Well, actually for the last few weeks. Don’t get me […]

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Will You Love the New & Improved Navigating the Storms?

If you’ve been following this site, you’ve already seen some obvious changes in the looks. I hope these and future changes will help you navigate your storms easier. Technology changes! That’s good and bad! This time, the change forced me to make major changes in the looks of Navigating the Storms. As technology changes, so […]

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