There is nothing normal about living with multiple chronic illnesses. So why do we expect ourselves to adhere to a holiday schedule that many healthy people struggle to keep up with? Today I am sharing why holiday timelines don’t work with chronic illness/pain.
Instead of waiting until 2020 to set and reach health goals, I am doing it now with the help of a Pack Health coach!
For healthcare to work, we the patient, need to be heard. Find out what I am doing to give the medical community a better understanding of what is important to us.
How many times have had an appointment with a new doctor only to have them ignore, dismiss, or laugh at your symptoms and concerns? What if you could interview doctors before scheduling an appointment?
This month we are scaring up healthy habits! No tricks just a bag full of treats for your body and mind.
Everyone likes hearing that they did a good job or that their work made someone else’s life better, right? Sure, but when you have been continuously doubted, made fun of, or shamed because of your chronic illness, accepting a compliment isn’t so easy.
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!
The chronically ill need more than the basics after an earthquake, find out what you should have on hand….
Topics covered this week: PTSD and cannabis, tips to help you sleep, why we need to stop comparing our chronic illness journey to others, and the assumptions people make!
Stay on target! Have you joined The Disabled Diva’s Fitness Buddy group on Facebook? If not, it is time you joined the fun! Current members, scroll below to read this month’s challenge rules. This group is for anyone who needs a little accountability and encouragement to help them stick to their fitness goals. You couldContinue reading “July Fitness Buddy Challenge: Stay on Target!”
What you see versus what’s really going on in my chronic life may surprise you. Take a look at the photo above. What do you see? If I was someone who wasn’t with me at the time I might assume that she: is not using a mobility aid has full mobility has the energy toContinue reading “Chronic Life: What You See Versus What Is Real”
Extreme temperatures and heatwaves are just two reasons that those of us with chronic illnesses struggle to sleep during the summer months. Summer storms, extra activities, stress, and anxiety also play a role. Today I am going to share some tips to help you sleep this summer! *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning thatContinue reading “Summer Sleep Tips”
Your chronic pain/illness journey is as unique as your fingerprint. Just like your fingerprint, no one is going to experience the exact same thing, even if they have all the same illnesses/pains. How each body reacts to treatment, allergies, access to different types of treatments, nutritional intake, climate, support, mental health, and so many otherContinue reading “Your Chronic Illness/Pain Journey is as Unique as Your Fingerprint!”
Topics covered this week: Why pain didn’t stop me from having fun, heat and sleep, plus a review of a product that makes making ice easier for those with fibromyalgia and arthritis
The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap: June 10-14, 2019 This week…….. We discussed heatwave and extreme temperature flares!! Click here to find out how my body reacts to the heat, what I do to combat it, and how what I do may help you! I also put together a collection of hats to help youContinue reading “Weekend Recap: June 10-14, 2019”
Whether you have a chronic illness or not, finding the perfect summer hat will help you have more fun this summer!
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”
The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019 This week…….. I shared a common struggle among those who live with a chronic illness/pain know too well, following the schedule we need and want to versus the one our bodies demand. Click here to read! I also shared why there is no good way toContinue reading “Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019”
Has anyone attempted to comfort you by saying “At least you don’t have…”? Have you comforted yourself with the same thought? he thing is, no matter how you end this phrase, it is never okay to say, not even to yourself! And here is why!
The Disabled Diva Blog recap May 27, 2020. Take a peek into my on the go chronic pain relief bag and get tips to improve your summer vacation.