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!

Eat, Speak, Move, and Act Like You Love Yourself, Even if You Have to Fake it!

Loving yourself isn’t always easy, especially when you live with a painful chronic illness. What do you do when you can’t? How about faking it until you make 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.

Why Holiday Timelines Don’t Work with Chronic Illness/Pain

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.

Building Healthy Habits with Pack Health

Instead of waiting until 2020 to set and reach health goals, I am doing it now with the help of a Pack Health coach!

Why Patient Advocacy is Important

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.

What if We Could Interview Doctors Before Scheduling an Appointment?

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?

The Disabled Diva’s Fitness Buddy October Challenge – Scaring up healthy habits for your body and mind!

This month we are scaring up healthy habits! No tricks just a bag full of treats for your body and mind.

Are they talking to me? Learning to accept a compliment

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.

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!

Weekend Recap: June 24-28, 2019

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!

July Fitness Buddy Challenge: Stay on Target!

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!”

Chronic Life: What You See Versus What Is Real

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”

Summer Sleep Tips

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 Illness/Pain Journey is as Unique as Your Fingerprint!

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!”

Weekend Recap: June 17-21, 2019

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

Weekend Recap: June 10-14, 2019

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”

Choosing the Perfect Summer Hat

Whether you have a chronic illness or not, finding the perfect summer hat will help you have more fun this summer!

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”

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