Keeping yourself balanced while helping a friend
Strategizing for success | Social connections | Taking care of yourself

Keeping yourself balanced while helping a friend

I’ve been writing a lot lately about my own struggle to stay balanced while managing a migraine, my Functional Neurological Disorder(FND) symptoms, my cat Rorschach’s health, and my own emotional response to the threat of losing BiRequest, one of my primary social supports and resources. While all of this has been going on, a friend…

Making new friends despite disabling conditions
Strategizing for success | Social connections

Making new friends despite disabling conditions

Many types of disabling conditions can make it difficult to make and keep friends!  Today, let’s talk about what we can do to increase our options in terms of making friends!   Challenges to connecting with others when you have a visible disability My symptoms are not generally visible, but I have noticed that I…

Why friendships fall apart after severe illness or injury
Social connections

Why friendships fall apart after severe illness or injury

It is terrifyingly easy to become socially isolated after a serious injury or illness.  It doesn’t happen to all people, as there are a lot of variables. The quality of the friends that you have before your trauma is one of those important details that will affect your friendships post-injury.  Friendships and social interaction are…