I may visit Fantasyland, but I no longer live in it.

Vacations typically provide us with an escape from our normal lives. And even if just for a few days, we are able to forget about our worries and escape from the life that is wearing us down. However, if we are not careful, our escape to Fantasyland could make returning to reality more painful than before. What the heck am I talking about? Read on…….

Earthquake 101: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do!

Whether you live in California or are planning to vacation here, everyone should know what to do in case of an earthquake. The first thing is to forget everything Hollywood has shown you in movies and on TV!

Why pain didn’t stop me from having a fabulous weekend

Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis may require making modifications to how I do things, but it doesn’t stop me from doing what I want to do.

Heatwave Hell

Heatwave Hell How well does your body tolerate heat? Do extreme temperatures leave you begging for mercy? You’d think that living in Arizona for a large portion of my life would have made me heat resilient. And it was true for a good chunk of my time there, that is until fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and psoriaticContinue reading “Heatwave Hell”

SAVE YOUR VACATION WITH THESE TIPS!

Don’t let your chronic pain or an injury be the reason you end your vacation early. Here are some tips to keep the good times rolling!

A PEEK INTO MY “ON THE GO” PAIN RELIEF BAG

Before you plan your next vacation or outing, take a peek into my on the go chronic pain relief bag. These items allow me to stay out longer!

Did your chronic illness insist that you spend your vacation in bed?

Through the years I have not only made changes to how I address and relieve my chronic pain, but I have made changes to how I vacation too!
Here are a few tips to help you better enjoy your summer vacation!

How to Plan the Best Summer Vacation Despite Your Chronic Illness

Does the thought of taking a summer vacation get you excited or does it send chills down your spine?  I loved traveling before I became chronically ill.  In addition to yearly Disneyland vacations, I loved exploring new areas in other states or within the ones that I lived in.  Weekend road trips without a destination were my favorites.
Soon after chronic pain became a part of my daily life I began to loathe traveling.

Everything You Need to Know About Disneyland’s Accessibility Service

Everything you need to know about Disneyland’s accessibility service.

Twelve Ways to Improve Your Chronic Life

Every year I see hundreds if not thousands of posts on social media from people with chronic illnesses wishing for a better new year. Their wishes for less pain, more energy, and for an easier life are not unreasonable. The problem is that they are just that, wishes. Today I am going to share 12 ways to make them a reality.

Don’t travel this holiday season if……

Today I want to tell you that it is okay to not be okay with traveling during the holiday season! And here is why!

Packing for your Invisible Traveling Companions

I may be able to escape my everyday life by going on vacation, but there is no escaping my chronic conditions. 

How traveling with a chronic illness went from good to bad to what the heck just happened!

Having a chronic illness changes everything, including how we vacation. Find out how my vacation experiences have changed throughout my chronic life and get tips on improving yours!

How to minimize chronic pain while on a road trip

Don’t let your chronic pain keep you experiencing the adventures of a road trip. Check out these tips from The Disabled Divas and I to make your next road trip less painful.

Why taking a post trip vacation is necessary for my chronic body

Many of us are exhausted before we hop in the car or board our flights.  The time spent doing laundry, packing, and planning our excursions decreases and sometimes depletes our already limited energy supply. Then there is the trip itself.  No matter how relaxing of a getaway I plan, it is always tiring

Five Reasons My Latest Road Trip Exceeded My Expectations

A few days ago I returned home from the best road trip ever!  I got to spend time with friends and family, see many historic and silly sites, and so much more! I feel so blessed and lucky to have had such a fantastic experience.  But it wasn’t luck that made this trip memorable, there were five things I did that made it possible.

Free Emergency Medical Information Wallet Card

I am giving away a free downloadable emergency medical information wallet card.  Whether you are going on vacation or going grocery shopping, it is important for those of us who have one or more chronic health issues to have important information on us at all times.

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