The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019 This week…….. I shared a common struggle among those who live with a chronic illness/pain know too well, following the schedule we need and want to versus the one our bodies demand. Click here to read! I also shared why there is no good way toContinue reading “Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019”
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June Fitness Buddy Challenge: For the Love of You!
This month’s challenge is titled The Love Of You! Everything we do this month is to do something that shows love for you and your body.
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………
May Fitness Buddy Challenge: May The Force Be With Us!
This group is for anyone who needs a little accountability and encouragement to help them stick to their fitness goals. You could have fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disease, arthritis, diabetes, MS, or any other chronic illness. In fact, you don’t even need to be ill. I needed motivation and encouragement before I was chronically ill just as much as I do now!
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.
FINDING SATISFACTION IN WHAT CAN BE DONE
Finding satisfaction in what can be done isn’t always easy when chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis decrease what you can do.
Is Your Social Circle Filled With Energy Sucking Vampires?
Is your social circle filled with energy-sucking vampires? Find out how to spot them and learn how to protect your energy!
Spring Clean Your Chronic Life: Scour Your Social Media Feed
It is time to apply some good old fashioned spring cleaning to our social media accounts.
Weekend Recap February 11-15, 2019
The Disabled Diva Blog Recap February 11, 2019. Make your Valentine’s day a great one despite your chronic illness and tips for a good night’s sleep!
Love is Stupid
Love is stupid! It never works out anyhow. It’s not worth it. How to chip away at all the lies you’ve been telling yourself.
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.
Are you underestimating your ability?
Our illnesses have the ability to make us doubt everything about us…. but could there be times when they are lying?
How to Keep Bed Rest From Ruining Your Life
With a little preparation your life won’t end the next time you are prescribed bed rest.
Protect Yourself From Trauma Triggers This Halloween
Halloween can be a difficult time for people who have suffered a past trauma. What seems to be harmless fun for some can trigger paralyzing memories for others.
Memories of childhood abuse, rape, domestic abuse, military combat, natural disasters, and/or violent attacks may be unleashed by a number of things, many which cannot be avoided throughout the Halloween season. Some of these triggers include, but are not limited to…….
Use Your Words
“You are so much fun.” My friend said that to me…….my brain processed her words slowly. I heard them, but I didn’t truly digest them until later. Ever since they’ve regularly echoed in my mind and heart and made me smile.
Swimsuits & Shifting Focus
When you shimmy into that swimsuit to play with your kids, think, “We’re going to have so much fun today!”, instead of, “Ugh, my huge thighs are so ugly!!”. This is a struggle for me every time I put on my swimsuit…..
Attitude Awareness Challenge
Have you been feeling a little more prickly than normal? Chronic pain or life in general have you feeling down? Join my fitness buddies and I as we get an attitude adjustment this week in The Disabled Diva’s Fitness Buddies group on Facebook. Click here to join, because our bodies aren’t the only thing thatContinue reading “Attitude Awareness Challenge”
What if Cinderella had retrieved her glass slipper?
You won’t move forward or enjoy life until you are ready to leave the past behind