Coping With Holiday Stress

Coping With Holiday Stress

Coping With Holiday Stress Christmas time is near…and with it comes all the typical stressors of the holidays: unannounced company, parties, meals with family, shopping, house cleaning, and a host of other chores that are added to our daily routines. All of it can...
The Philosophy of Independent Living

The Philosophy of Independent Living

The Philosophy of Independent Living Defining the philosophy of independent living isn’t all that difficult. Simply put, it means that even with a disability we want to be able to make choices about the things we believe are important. We are the ones living our lives...
Living with Chronic Illness

Living with Chronic Illness

Living with Chronic Illness Most people will experience two or more chronic, long-term illnesses during their lifetimes. Almost 60% of us have a chronic condition we deal with on a daily basis. Those of us with chronic illness need to find ways to live a life that’s...
Walking The Line: Hypervigilance

Walking The Line: Hypervigilance

Walking The Line: Hypervigilance Hypervigilance is one of the more frustrating symptoms of PTSD. It’s that restless sense of feeling you should do something, but not understanding what that is, or why you feel this way. It’s feeling like you’re going to jump out of...
Thankful For Assistive Technology!

Thankful For Assistive Technology!

Thankful For Assistive Technology! As I’m aging, I find I rely on assistive technology (A.T.) on a daily basis. I need a back brace now so I can lean over long enough to trim the grass from along the edges of the sidewalk. I carry my cell phone with me as backup in...
Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Chronic pain often accompanies disability.  Whether it’s from the result of aging on your body, or from injuries or illnesses of the past, those of us who suffer from chronic pain find ourselves stuck in a cycle of misery. Chronic pain can reduce your...