For many, the holiday season is filled with joy, but for those living with a chronic illness, it can be difficult to enjoy. The hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays and the pressure to keep up with family traditions can lead to feelings of guilt and overwhelm. However, it’s important to remember thatContinue reading “How To Let Go Of Holiday Guilt When You Have A Chronic Illness”
Category Archives: Holidays with Chronic Illness
Chronic Illness Holiday Survival Guide – The Time To Start Planning Is Now!
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and festivities. But if you’re living with a chronic illness, the holiday season can also be a time of increased stress and anxiety. There’s pressure to attend parties and gatherings, to meet expectations, and to make the season “perfect.” On top of all that, chronic pain andContinue reading “Chronic Illness Holiday Survival Guide – The Time To Start Planning Is Now!”
11 Fun Wheelchair Halloween Costume Covers For Adults and Children
These fun wheelchair costume covers will help you stand out this Halloween! Whether you’re looking for something strong, funny, or cute, I’ve got you covered.
No Reason Season – Why It Is Okay To Say No
Find out why it is okay to say no this holiday season and how saying no can actually improve your health. Tips included!
Fibromyalgia Patient Lynne Said Shares Her Story Of Change
Fibromyalgia patient Lynne Said shares her story of change. How her diagnosis forced her to change careers and more.
10 Easy And Cheap DIY Chronic Illness Bathroom Makeover Ideas
DIY chronic illness bathroom makeover ideas that are cheap and easy! Here are 10 hacks that make my chronic life less painful.
Tips to make your Valentine’s day special, despite your chronic illness
Valentine’s day is a time for expressing love to your special someone. It is not a day to go broke or to trigger chronic pain. If your celebration depletes both your bank account and energy supply, you are defeating the purpose of the day.
New Year, New Me? Another Year With Psoriatic Arthritis.
Another year with psoriatic arthritis. Why this year will be different than the past 21 and what I am looking forward to.
Where To Find Active Chronic Illness Community Support Groups Online
A list of chronic illness community support groups. Includes general and specific diseases such as fibromyalgia, autoimmune, arthritis, etc.
How to Survive the Holidays With Psoriatic Arthritis
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Unless you have psoriatic arthritis–then it is more like the season to be achy, flaring, and exhausted. In my latest article for Healthgrades, I share a few tips to help you survive the holidays.
30 Days Of Thanks, Gratitude With A Chronic Illness Attitude
Join The Disabled Diva for 30 Days of Chronic Thankfulness. It is gratitude with a chronic attitude! Learn more here!
Why I Am Afraid Of Making Holiday Plans With A Chronic Illness
Making holiday plans with chronic illness is no easy task and impossible for some. Here is why I am afraid to commit to any celebrations this year.
5 Pain Management Modifications To Help You Have A Ball This Holiday Season
Pain management modifications to help you keep up with your most important holiday traditions while preventing and limiting fibromyalgia and arthritis flares from ruining your entire holiday season.
Fun Valentine’s Day Gifts that are Perfect for the Chronically Ill
Fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas that show your partner how much you love them while respecting the boundaries of their chronic illness.
Download Your Free Merry Christmas Eve and Day Self-Care Checklist
While I want you to enjoy your Christmas eve and day celebrations, I also want you to take care of yourself. Here is a free downloadable checklist to help you do just that!
Twas a Week Before Christmas When Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer and The Disabled Diva by a Wheelchair! My Unwanted Gift of Additional Pain.
I am not kidding when I say the chronically ill must be flexible with their plans. Between chronic pain, surprise flares, and unexpected accidents, it’s a miracle that anything ever goes as planned. Find out what threw my last minute Christmas prep plans for a loop and how I plan to deal with it!
Memes That Describe What it is Like to Have a Chronic Illness During the Holidays
Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.
Seven Allergy Friendly Cookies
Allergy friendly cookies to serve your gluten, dairy, and nut free friends and family!
25 Must Watch Christmas Movies and Shows
Whether it the weather has you down or a chronic illness is to blame, there’s no better time to curl up in bed or on the sofa to watch a festive holiday film or classic show. Here are my top 25 favorite Christmas movies and shows and where you can find them to watch too
4 Ways to Survive the Holidays with a Chronic Illness
Life with one or more chronic illnesses is tough. Yet each year we expect our pain riddled bodies to keep up with the ghosts of Christmas or holiday past. Here are a few suggestions to help you survive the holidays!