Recently, I've found myself contemplating setting some new year's resolutions, even though I stopped the practice some time ago. I've never been real big on new year's resolutions, mostly because I've never been good at sticking to them. They felt rote and arbitrary to me, like if I did them, I was always doing them … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions and the Art of Setting Goals
Here's an excellent guide on eliminating boundary crossing. If you commonly feel like you're being taken advantage of, you probably are and this is going to be an enlightening read for you. What most people fail to recognize is their own culpability in the situation. I'm by no means saying one should stew in their … Continue reading How to Set Healthy Boundaries
A personal essay about growing up in a dysfunctional family with a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and how it contributed to delays in my diagnosis and care.
After years of therapy and hard work on the self, I had a certain sense of pride in all I accomplished to overcome so many of the negative childhood thoughts, feelings and behaviors that came from being a neglected child who spent her life as the family scapegoat and caregiver. One particular point of pride … Continue reading Disability, Grief & Looking Toward the Future
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