Earth-Friendly Products to Make You Feel Good

Earth-friendly products that are good for the earth and your body. How to find the best and start feeling good about what you put on your body.

Winter Remedies Trial Pack!

Winter is coming!!! Are you comfortable with all of the ingredients that over the counter products contain? I am not, nor have I been for quite some time! That is why I am sharing this wonderful winter remedy trial pack with you!

Free Bath and Body Guide Using Plants

Get this powerful, 20-page eBook and learn how to incorporate essential oils, botanicals, Epsom salt, CBD and other skin nourishing ingredients to elevate your bath and body routine!

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Wellness/Pain Relief Products and so Much More!

No need to leave home! Shop these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from home. Everything from pain relief to products that will make life more comfortable and easier!

My Body is Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Please Stand By

You may have noticed in the past few weeks that I haven’t been as active on social media as I am normally. The reason for this is…..

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?

November Challenge! There’s a Whole Lot of Thanking Going On!!

Part of my self-care practice includes recognizing what I have to be thankful for. Join me this November by giving thanks all month long!

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.

It’s Time for the Great Elderberry Challenge!

What’s the big deal about elderberries? That’s exactly what I wondered when I first heard about them. Today I am sharing why they are part of my daily wellness plan.

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!

You See Her and Think……

You see this young girl lying on a park bench, what is your first thought?
Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear or what you know would be most acceptable to be said, but tell me what your true first thought was………

I am a fighter!

Not everyone understands why I fight. In fact, some people will never know the demons I have battled and I am happy that they will never be able to comprehend the torment that I have survived.

Tips That Will Make Going to the Movies with Chronic Pain Enjoyable Again

When chronic pain made going to the movies difficult my first inclination was to stop going. Later, I found ways to make going to the cinema enjoyable and today I am sharing those tips with you!

How and why I am continuing to use straws despite California’s straw law.

This post is not an environmental or political debate. Instead, its purpose is to showcase why some people need plastic straws and to share some options for those who live in or plan to visit California.

Hospital Horrors Part 2: Desperate to be heard!

Tears poured down my face as he outlined a diet plan and told me to return if the pain became worse. When he asked if there was anything else, I said yes, find what is wrong with me.

Hospital Horrors: Leaving in more pain than I arrived in

In last week’s blog post Why I fear hospitals, doctors, and test results I shared some of the ways that the medical profession has failed me and in some cases almost cost me my life. Who knew when I scheduled that post that I would once again be mistreated and misdiagnosed just a few days later.

Why I Fear Doctors, Hospitals, and Test Results

I know my body well. In fact, I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.

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.

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