Having a cat or dog is good for kids

Your cat or dog is not just a pretty ball of hair - it is also incredibly good for your health. Science has, among other things, shown that pets can help prevent allergies in children, ward off respiratory infections, improve mood and even boost self-esteem. Children and adults with autism sometimes have trouble communicating with... Continue Reading →

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What you don’t see

There is no true way to ever be fully prepared for hard times. Finding out that you have a chronic illness and that there is no cure is enough to send anyone into hard times. I didn’t realize these hard times would shake me up and change who I was and the way I saw... Continue Reading →

I’m fatigued not tired

When you are tired, you can get sleep and feel better. Fatigue is still there when you wake up. Fatigue is when you wake up more tired than when you went to sleep. It stays with you all day. It's lack of energy, a feeling of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion. The pain never goes... Continue Reading →

I’m sorry I’m such a pain in the butt

I know you shouldn’t pay attention to what others think of you, but sometimes it's just gets to you no matter how much you try not to care. "Your job won't take care of you when you are sick." - Unknown No truer words have been spoken. I'm sorry I have a disability that forces... Continue Reading →

Forgetting is frustrating

The vast majority of suffers from Fibromyalgia range from 20 to 50 years of age. Statistically speaking, yes, fibromyalgia is more common in women, but it doesn’t mean men are safe from the disease. The letter "F" in Fibromyalgia stand or should stand for "forgetfulness". I constantly struggle to concentrate and remember things. I forget... Continue Reading →

Our obsession with being thin

A friend of mine recently had a very public meltdown and I thought it was worth writing a blog about it to spread awareness of this issue. People in her life and perfect strangers alike keep commenting on her weight, praising her for looking thin or looking like she lost weight.The problem is that her... Continue Reading →

Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?

I struggle with chronic depression. Having multiple chronic illness isn't helping. I remember being in the doctor's office when she asked me, if you weren't married and didn't have a child would you kill yourself right now. I burst into tears because the answer was "yes". I didn't register that I was suicidal until that... Continue Reading →

Please forgive me

Please forgive me, I did not understand just how difficult this world is when you are disabled until I started having health issues. I knew there was a lot of work needed, but I didn't truly understand how it felt to be limited and invisible in a able-bodied world. For example, I didn't realize that... Continue Reading →

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