My life as a disabled entrepreneur
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

My life as a disabled entrepreneur

So it’s once more time for A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup. This month’s words are incorporating, experimenting, sanitizing, launching, and writing. This months words feel very business-oriented, so I’m going to roll with that feeling. Before I say anything else, though, I want to invite you to join me for a presentation on November 17, at…

Learning to pivot: Recognizing your choices with the greatest impact
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Learning to pivot: Recognizing your choices with the greatest impact

Being disabled or chronically ill is often accompanied by a sense of your world shrinking. There are things that you could do, but now can’t. There are places you could go, but are now more challenging or less fun, or more stressful or difficult. Options seem to decrease, and the world often seems just a…

The challenge of selecting your best healthcare plan
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The challenge of selecting your best healthcare plan

Open Enrollment is starting soon, and with all of the shakeups that have come with this year, you may be dealing with a different or new set of decisions to make in regards to your or a family member’s participation in the US healthcare system. If you aren’t sure what type of plans may be…

Medical trauma: a shared experience within the disabled community
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Medical trauma: a shared experience within the disabled community

I took a deep breath, put my mask on, and limped into the office. My fingers shifted, tightening so my fingertips touched my palm, squeezing, relaxing. They shot out, stretched to their fullest extent. Some stayed that way, others shifted. I was aware of this, but not consciously telling them to do so. My teeth…

Internalized Ableism: the struggle to accept our own worthiness
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Internalized Ableism: the struggle to accept our own worthiness

People with disabilities are often marginalized by society – and there are a variety of reasons for it. The social model of disability focuses on how instead of viewing our symptoms as failures on our part, it’s time to start looking at what assumptions society has made that makes participating in the greater community more…

Rebuilding my life in the time of COVID-19
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Rebuilding my life in the time of COVID-19

So, it’s once more time for A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup. This month’s words are feeling, grueling, tempting, running, and mending. This month, I’m taking stock, processing life lessons, and looking ahead towards creating an even better future for myself. Feeling the need to reinvest in myself It’s been a weird year with COVID-19 and…

Stress-related health conditions
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Stress-related health conditions

There are many conditions that are directly associated with stress. While that includes most, if not all, mental illnesses, it also includes very physical conditions such as diabetes, many forms of coronary disease, and asthma, to name a few. Functional Neurological Disorder(FND) is also considered a stress-related condition. Today, let’s talk about how stress works,…

Managing my disrupted life
Taking care of yourself | Overcoming Obstacles

Managing my disrupted life

So, it’s once more time for A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup. This month’s words are bothering, demanding, nourishing, telecommunicating, and tolerating. This month, it flowed out as the stresses I’m acknowledging in my life and how I’m muddling through. The negative ramifications of the word ‘bothering’ The word bothering, well, bothers me. The Miriam-webster definition…

Let’s talk about stress during COVID-19
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Let’s talk about stress during COVID-19

The biggest thing in the news for the past several months has been COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has been spreading around the world and killing hundreds of thousands of people. In some ways, I’m very tired of covering it – in others, because it is constantly on my mind, I’m feeling like I need…