How Mobility Aids Improve Living with Chronic Illness

Mobility aids can and will improve living with a chronic illness if we give them a chance. Here’s a breakdown of how and why you should try one!

Invasion of the Brain Snatcher! Tips for Dealing with Fibro Fog

Tips for dealing with brain fog caused by fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Tears: I hold them back until pain pushes them out

Whether it is one single tear rolling down my cheek or many pouring out of my eyes, they still represent the kind of pain you secretly wish upon the wickedest of people.

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 18-22, 2019

The Disabled Diva Blog Feb 18, 2019 Recap. Cinematic Calisthenics. leg cramps from fibromyalgia, and two product reviews!

Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019

Here is a rundown of this week’s articles! Read what you missed and share what you liked! Love is Stupid In this article, Donna helps us overcome our insecurities and to recognize that we are worthy of being loved. Click here to read. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional costContinue reading “Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019”

Weekend Recap Jan 27- Feb 1, 2019

The Disabled Diva Blog weekly recap for the week of Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2019. How to use CBD isolate and why you need a rest day!

Life may be tough, but so are you!

I know that there are times when you don’t feel tough. I also know that there are days when you truly lack physical strength, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t tough.

Three ways I relieve chronic pain at Disneyland

Three ways I relieve chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis while I am visiting Disneyland.

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!

Diagnosed with a case of the no nos!

I have been diagnosed with a case of the no nos and I don’t like it one bit!!!

I feel like dancing!

When my chronic illnesses first stole my ability to hit the dance floor, I didn’t really think much about what I had lost…. Then last year a burning desire to move my feet ignited……..

Countdown to 50: Nobody Else Could

Three, Two, One…… and after the clock strikes midnight I will be fifty. The final three reasons is actually one reason made up of three words…. Nobody Else Could That is right! I am here today and my dreams of living a life that isn’t ruled by my chronic illnesses because I made it happen. Continue reading “Countdown to 50: Nobody Else Could”

Cinematic Calisthenics: An Indoor Workout Than Anyone Can Do

We took the drinking game where everyone drinks when certain words are spoken during a movie and turned it into a healthy game that the entire family, even the chronically ill, can play!

Chronic Attitude

*This post contains affiliate links In part two of our series on Chronic Attitudes on Dish’n with The Disabled Diva Podcast, my co-host Shane and I discuss a destructive chronic attitude that can be overcome after we accept what it is we are really seeking….. Click here to find out what that attitude is andContinue reading “Chronic Attitude”

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