Them: You are too young to be in this doctor's office. You are too pretty to be using that assistive device. You don't look old. What are you doing using that particular service? Me: Young people are afflicted with conditions too. People are born with conditions & encounter life-changing experiences that affect their health. Believe … Continue reading Invisible Me.
I feel the need to add to this discussion because it is an area that affects my life and many others who experience chronic illness. I wanted to highlight a few areas to consider. Examining these areas may help going forward to increase confidence and regulate emotions. Mental State. Where is your mindset? Has your … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Self-Esteem.
I would like to explore an area that relates to occupational and physical therapy. But I plan to draw emphasis on occupational therapy at home. What is the difference between the therapies you ask? The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform activities … Continue reading Occupational Wellness – At Home.
Be Gentle. - with yourself and the process. Experiencing a setback that presents both physical and mental challenge may be difficult, but you have to believe you are capable. Be Patient. Allow each moment to inspire you. Reflect on your accomplishments, no matter how small. Be Open. To use of assistive devices. To support. Any … Continue reading Chronic illness. Tips on Recovery and Restoration
The journey has been long. I am emotionally drained and stressed most days. Trying to achieve an unattainable balance that considers the well being of both my son and I. Parenting on my own without the emotional or financial help of the other absent parent. My earliest memories of parenting consisted of me feeling uncertain … Continue reading Parenting with Chronic Illness.
We take our car in for a tune-up when it is in need of repair or routine maintenance but what about our minds. Experiencing a chronic illness is emotionally and mentally draining. Physical demands do not ease up nor does the level of mental exhaustion. If you are anything like me, you have to rely … Continue reading Mind Tuning.
Today's note will highlight tips for occupational wellness. This area may be considered a challenge for those who experience chronic illness. If you are wondering what this occupational wellness stuff is all about, I am glad to point you in the right direction. First of all, let me begin by providing the definition of occupational … Continue reading Wellness – Make it Personal.
This is an area of concern for many people living with Lupus. The challenges that accompany chronic illness are significant as one adapts to life's new demands. It is difficult to maintain an emotional balance while experiencing an increasing level of distress. There are new factors requiring your attention and you either learn to adjust … Continue reading Emotional Wellness and Lupus.