Start the New Year with a New Attitude Towards Yourself

Dish’n with The Disabled Diva Podcast season 2 kicked off on Jan. 13, 2018. Listen in as my co-host Shane and I discuss negative thoughts, the destructive impact they have on your life, and why we think you are a WINNER!  You will also find out how you can enter to win a copy ofContinue reading “Start the New Year with a New Attitude Towards Yourself”

A day at the beach revealed an awesome surprise

In my latest Oska Pulse Journey update, I am sharing what this drug-free pain relief device has done for me in four months that my doctors haven’t been able to do in seventeen years.

Taking care of me

Over the weekend I shared on Instagram how I was suffering from a summer cold. Leave it to me to get a summer cold!! Ugh… My purse looks like Walgreens threw up in there. Haha

Get to know Elysha

Getting to know Elysha Guest Post Written By Elysha Ludwig Hey everyone! So excited to share my story, the good things and everyday struggles. I just wanted to give you a brief view on my illness. In 2014 I got sick. I had extreme abdominal pain and nausea. I was in and out of theContinue reading “Get to know Elysha”

My body failed to meet my expectations

I have been living with multiple chronic illnesses for over 17 years. Throughout this time I have learned to expect my body to fail my expectations. Some of those failures were due to my own unrealistic expectations of what I wanted to do and others were the result of my conditions progressing making it impossible for my body to do what it had been. If I have learned anything throughout my chronic life it is that I should always expect the unexpected…..

Moving Mayhem

Stress is my enemy.  I do my best to plan and schedule appointments and outings in a manner that won’t increase my stress/pain level or spark an anxiety attack.  However, some times life throws some unexpected curve balls and I have to push through pain, anxiety, and fatigue to deal with them. A month ago we were given notice

Kim From Grace Is Sufficient Recognizes Her Fibromyalgia Triggers

Today Kimberly J. Penix shares how she treats Fibromyalgia. Find out what has and hasn’t helped to relieve her pain.

The Disabled Diva’s Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for your mom? Does she have a chronic illness or pain? Here are some unique ideas that will surely say I love you mom! Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my coffee drinking habit if you use these links to make aContinue reading “The Disabled Diva’s Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas”

Oska Pulse Journey Week 5: Addressing pain instead of putting a Band-Aid on it

Ready to begin your own Oska Pulse journey? *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. Discount code has changed since the publishing of this post. Request my secret code here! Click here for update number six

Unpack Your Unrealistic Vacation Expectations

Living with multiple chronic conditions has changed many things in my life, including what I expect from a vacation. Psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis often create havoc before, during, and after each trip.  I may not be able to escape my conditions for a week, but I can still have a fabulous getaway by having realistic expectations.  Here are five unrealistic vacation expectations and how I turned them around.

Workout Prep and Recovery

Before becoming chronically ill I used to love exercising.  Outside of making time to do it, I never had to put much thought into it.  Other than changing my shoes or clothing, I never had to prepare my body for a workout.  Afterwards I could go on with my day and do whatever I wanted.  Since becoming chronically ill I have struggled with working out regularly because of how unpredictable my diseases are

Creating My Home Gym

Forget exercising, the pain I experience from Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Endometriosis makes just getting to the gym an exhausting workout.  Yet, I needed to do something, so I created a home gym

The only New Year’s resolution that I have ever kept and why you should try it

Do you make New Year resolutions?  How many of them did you keep?  In the past I would vow to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or to do something that I didn’t really want to do and always failed.  Why did I fail?

My life summed up by a deck of cards

My life summed up by a deck of cards Part of my bedtime ritual includes playing solitaire.  Solitaire card games serve as a distraction from pain and the millions of thoughts rambling around my brain.  I have three favorite games; FreeCell, Pyramid, and Classic Solitaire.  The game I choose to play each night depends uponContinue reading “My life summed up by a deck of cards”

Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling

Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling This post is part of an ongoing series chronicling my battle with abdominal adhesions.  Click here to read from the beginning. Previous post< > Next post I haven’t updated this series for almost a month for a couple of reasons.  The first is that IContinue reading “Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling”

How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet

            How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet               Survive a character meet and greet?  Aren’t those supposed to be fun?  For most people, both adults and children, they are.  It is a chance to meet their favorite characters,Continue reading “How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet”

Why I call myself The Disabled Diva

Find out how I became The Disabled Diva, accepted my conditions, and more in this piece I wrote for Healthline. If anyone would have told me in my 20’s that I’d be writing about living with multiple chronic illnesses in my 40’s I would have laughed. I’ve been experiencing various symptoms since the age ofContinue reading “Why I call myself The Disabled Diva”

60% of those who have this…don’t know it!

60% of those who have this…don’t know it! Tens of millions worldwide have some form of thyroid dysfunction, and 60% don’t know they have it or how it occurred. Are you one of them? Find out! 30+ experts are here to help you diagnose and overcome thyroid dysfunction, and then reclaim your health and vitality!Continue reading “60% of those who have this…don’t know it!”

Striking out

Striking out This post is the latest in a series chronicling my battle with abdominal adhesions.  Click here to read from beginning Previous post < >Next post I had my 2nd opinion appointment with a surgeon last week.  As hard as I tried to be positive and hoped that this surgeon would be willing to helpContinue reading “Striking out”

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