Tips for Improving Finances Despite a Disability

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor’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

Reading Time: 1 minuteI 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutesLoneliness. 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis 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?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo 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

Reading Time: 2 minutesSam, 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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Life Brings Changes: What Will Your Response Be?

Reading Time: 2 minutesChange is inevitable, but how we react to that change impacts our quality of life. THEN At age 31, I was a happily married mother of two young sons. My husband was a graduate student. I worked at a job I enjoyed. We had a rosy future ahead of us. Several days in a row, […]

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Should You Want to Be a Successful Chameleon?

Reading Time: 3 minutesChameleons camouflage themselves to fit their surroundings. Hiding invisible disabilities can yield similar results. But, is that a good thing? Or not? The answer: it depends. Why are you hiding? And, is it really hiding? Or, are you just not giving out unnecessary information? Are you using it as a mechanism to avoid being different? […]

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Ugly Topic: Do You Know This Valuable Life-Saving Info?

Reading Time: 3 minutesSuicide prevention and invisible disabilities. Why? Statistics show that anyone with a disabling condition is at a higher risk for considering suicide. Add in the emotions of dealing with a condition others cannot see nor, often, understand, and the risk for depression rises. 8 year-old Marie fell against a glass-fronted fireplace. Putting out her hands […]

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Laugh With Me – It’s Healthy for You!

Reading Time: 2 minutesA merry heart doeth good like a medicine. That proverb from the Bible has been proven true by Norman Cousins, myself and many of you. This week, I just present these sayings for you, hoping that in your chronic illness laughter can relieve some pain, at least for awhile. Maybe you’ll laugh, maybe just smile. […]

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