Issue #275: The Need to Start Adulting Earlier Than Your Peers Due to Chronic Illness & The Fear of Being Pitied as a Young Adult Who Uses a Wheelchair

Friday, 30 July 2021. Issue #275. In This Issue: The need to start adulting earlier than your peers because of chronic illness, and the need to advocate for yourself within the healthcare system. The fear of being pitied by others as a young adult who uses a wheelchair, which removes the illusion of being healthy. […]

Issue 274: Chronic Pain Can Make Life Mirror That of Your Grandparents' Rather Than Peers & Reaping the Benefits of Exercise with Arthritis

Friday, 23 July 2021. Issue #274. In This Issue: Chronic pain and chronic fatigue can make one’s life mirror that of their grandparents’ rather than those of peers the same age. A large part of figuring out how to reap the benefits of exercise for arthritis is knowing when to do so, and when to […]

Issue 273: Migraines Can Manifest Silently Without Pain & The Stigma of What Chronic Illness Should Look Like (aka You Can't Appear 'Fine')

Friday, 09 July 2021. Issue #273. In This Issue: Awareness that migraines can manifestly silently without pain, such as in Vestibular Migraine. The sad stigma of what ‘sick’ should appear or sound like; as if those who are chronically ill are not allowed to sound fine, and the need to portray some kind of pain […]

Issue 271: Writing and Journaling for Stress Relief & Enjoying Art with a Disability

Friday, 25 June 2021. Issue #271. In This Issue: The act of writing and journaling can help with stress relief, as it activates the creative part of your brain, and may even raise dopamine levels, depending on the type of journaling done. Reconsidering and enjoying art through stone painting, as a person with limited mobility. […]

Issue 270: People with Chronic Illness are Hypersensitive to Stress as It Manifests as Physical Pain & Self-Compassion During a Pain Flare Can be Tough as Your Mental Health is Suffering, Too

Friday, 18 June 2021. Issue #270. In This Issue: The toxicity of stress may not be apparent to a healthy person, but people with chronic illness are hypersensitive to it, as it can cause physical pain. When you’re in a pain flare, your mental health suffers too, and you can enter into a joyless state. […]