When I was in school I always felt left out because there was always some activity I couldn't do. Very rarely were their appropriate modifications so most of the time I just ended up watching my classmates do some fun activity. It finding friends difficult because my classmates always thought I was weird and was … Continue reading How teachers can better connect with their disabled students
Finding a fitness routine when you are abled is difficult but when you are disabled it can be even more challenging. For that reason, some disabled people don't work out because it's such a hassle. Sometimes a disabled person will put more effort into finding the right workout routine and less time enjoying the process! … Continue reading How to create a fitness routine when you’re disabled
Next week I am leaving to go on vacation and don't get me wrong I love visiting family but I hate traveling! I don't think I know someone who hates traveling more than I do and now since living with chronic pain, I hate it even more! There are so many things that I have … Continue reading Traveling With Chronic Pain
One of the toughest things other than being by my bedside through countless surgeries and putting my life in the hands of a physician that my parents had to discuss with me was that I was not going to get better. Most parents of disabled children will need to have this conversation because kids will … Continue reading How to tell your tell child they are not getting better
If you are disabled or chronically ill you probably have heard of the pain scale and are very familiar with it! The pain scale is in pretty much in all doctor's offices so even if you aren't disabled you probably have heard of this method but just in case you haven't I will educate you … Continue reading The pain scale: Why do I loathe this method?
There are many life lessons that you will learn throughout your life! Some you will learn the hard way some you will never learn and continuously do the same mistake over and over again! That is the beauty of life there are so many lessons to be learned there is never a dull moment! Both … Continue reading Life Lessons only a disabled person can teach you
Supporting someone with chronic pain can be difficult if you don't live in pain. Chronic pain sufferers learn how to cope with their pain and often times because we don't look like we are in pain so people assume we aren't! Friday is my birthday and although it will probably be a pretty good day … Continue reading All I want for my birthday is some pain relief!
When you are abled sticking to a weight loss plan is difficult but when you have limited mobility it is even more difficult. People with limited mobility may not be able to work out the same way as an abled person can if at all so losing weight is really difficult and may take you … Continue reading How to lose weight when you’re disabled
When you are disabled there will be some things you will not be able to do for yourself and sometimes may have to ask for help. If you have a physical disability and are dependent on others sometimes you may start to feel bad having to ask for help all the time. Asking for help … Continue reading How to live life with guilt from a disability
When you are disabled or are expecting a disabled child your first instinct is usually to do a bunch of google searches and find out as much as you can about that disability. Google searches are great if you want to learn more about a disability or are trying to find a doctor that specializes … Continue reading What Google can’t tell you about disability
There are a lot of different terms people use to identify a disabled person but to be honest I don't like most of them. Most of the terms that are used to identify a disabled person I think are very negative and I don't prefer to identify myself in that way. People still do identify … Continue reading Special Needs, Differently abled, Crippled? Why don’t I like these terms?
May is mental health awareness month and since mental health is something I have been struggling with for the last couple of years I thought I would share with you what I am doing to improve it. Mental is just as important as your physical but sadly most people don't take it as seriously as … Continue reading Mental health awareness: How am I improving my mental health?