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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Tips for Improving Finances Despite a Disability

Editor’s note: Brittany Fisher, CPA, wrote the following article for us. She offers good advice, as our financial situations are often more difficult because of decreased income and increased medical costs. No matter where your disability came from, it’s something you and your family did not plan on. You can stay positive and focus on […]

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Unable to Write – Sad – Sick This Week

I was unable to finish the post I’d planned for this week. Joe was sick earlier this week, and he just had to share it with me! So, I need to manage my challenges by resting and taking care of myself, so this doesn’t cause a flare-up. Future posts: 10/6 - A guest post by […]

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I’m SO Lonely! What Can I Do?

Loneliness. An emotion most, if not all, dwellers have too much experience with. We often cannot alter our isolation, but we can choose to respond to it in ways that might help us feel less lonely.  Scenario #1: I’m sitting in my wheelchair beside the trail waiting for my family to return from hiking further […]

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Have CFS? Want to help others with CFS?

This is a special posting since time is of the essence. I have checked with Brittany, and at this time, she is still looking for volunteers. Maybe you can help. CFS RESEARCH STUDY... For those of you who may have a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, check out this info I saw. You need to […]

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I’m SO Lonely! Can You Help Me?

Do you know an invisibly disabled person? Think before you say, “No.” The key word is invisible, so you may know, work alongside, or attend school with such a person. Do you know someone who seems lazy? Maybe they are; maybe they aren’t; maybe they live with severe pain and/or weakness. Does someone ignore you when […]

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Blank Calendar Days

Sam, a successful, busy executive manager--a career she loved--was forced into medical retirement while only in her mid-forties by quick-forming multiple medical conditions. She chooses to see the positive side of her new life. She looks for the beneficial in her days now. Hope you enjoy her views. Blank Calendar Days As I muse this […]

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