When I mention psoriatic arthritis, people usually think about joint pain and rashes, not emotional challenges. In my latest article for Healthgrades, I share four of those emotional challenges and the effect they have on my life.
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Chronic Pain Awareness Month – How To Use Social Media To Educate
How to use social media for chronic pain awareness easily and for free, all year long, no matter how many followers you may have.
Blogger Linkup, My Chronic Life Adventures
This month’s blogger linkup is all about my chronic life adventures. 😉 Pandemic and chronic pain won’t stop me!
My June Experiment: A Chronic Voice Linkup
Welcome to my June experiment. My life will only get worse unless I try something different. Here’s what I intend to try this month to make living with the progression of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and endometriosis better.
My Chronic Pain Brain Ramblings for May
Welcome to my chronic pain brain ramblings.🥶 Read what I have to say about these prompts: foreseeing, panicking, upbringing, accessing, and soothing.
Fears the Pandemic Triggered
Unless someone has lived with a chronic illness and denied care for pain, they will never understand the fears the pandemic has triggered.
What COVID19 and Social Distancing have Returned to the Lives of the Chronically Ill
COVID19 and social distancing have taken a lot away from us, but there are a few things they have given the chronically ill that are worth celebrating!
Spring Clean: Spruce up your view!
Today I am going to present you with a spring cleaning idea that you may not have thought of……. sprucing up your view!
What The Disabled Diva is Looking at, Playing, Joining, Invigorated by, and Ditching This Month. Living with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis
In this month’s linkup I share what I am looking at, playing, joining, invigorated by, and ditching to make living with my chronic illnesses easier, less painful, and more fun!
5 Self-Care Activities to Help You Regain the Self-Love That You Did Not Realize Your Chronic Illness had Stolen
Fall back in love with yourself! Regain the self-love that your chronic illness stole with these five self-care activities and journal prompts!
Purging and revamping my chronic life! Out with the old and in with the new! Life with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis
My chronic life was in need of a good purge and revamping! Discover the changes that will make it easier, less painful, and more fun!
4 Ways to Protect Your Emotional Health on Social Media
Is social media feeding your depression. anxiety, and/or anger? Here are four ways to protect your mental health while remaining connected.
Therapy is Important: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 2
Our prescribed treatments aren’t going to help if we are struggling with our mental health. Reasons why therapy is important after receiving a chronic illness diagnosis.
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!
I may visit Fantasyland, but I no longer live in it.
Vacations typically provide us with an escape from our normal lives. And even if just for a few days, we are able to forget about our worries and escape from the life that is wearing us down. However, if we are not careful, our escape to Fantasyland could make returning to reality more painful than before. What the heck am I talking about? Read on…….
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.
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!”
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”