The Toxic Shame of Being Disabled

There's an understanding in our society, both spoken and unspoken that places the worth of an individual on what they can accomplish. When your health deteriorates to the point that you can no longer take care of yourself, let alone hold a job or take care of your kids and your house, you may find … Continue reading The Toxic Shame of Being Disabled

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Changing Perspective 

This fantastic article from Joel Minden at Psychology Today makes an excellent point about positive thinking and the limits of its usefulness in making real long-term change in your perspective. The problem? Often we choose things that are too positive, outside the realm of our own experience and therefore unrealistic. To combat this, he suggests: replacing negative beliefs … Continue reading Changing Perspective