Inspirational Quotes and Affirmations
I'm not sure why anybody would argue with this statement, but people do. As a disabled person, I'm furious about how very broken it is and how hard people have to work to be treated anything resembling properly. It shouldn't be this hard, but it is - and it's really important that we talk about it. #ableism #healthcaresystem #healthinsurance #medicaid #Medicare #sexism #systemicracism
3 Lessons Demi Lovato Can Teach Us About Mental Wellness. Demi Lovato is an inspiration and advocate for mental health. Read the full blog post to learn how to you use Demi's example to improve your mental wellness. Check out the blog post at www.thewellnesshive.com #emotionalresiliency #selflove #personaldevelopment
When you first are sick or injured your family and friends will want to know what happened and what's going on. Telling the story gets exhausting, quickly - for both you and loved ones who may already know the details. In this post, I go into understanding your diagnosis and creating a short explanation to help protect yourself from having your condition become the sole topic of conversation. #disability
Managing your Functional Neurological Disorder Masterclass will be recorded live on April 13, 2022. If you know or strongly suspect that you have FND, this masterclass will help you understand how the symptoms work, and share the current medically accepted treatments for the condition. FND is also referred to as Conversion Disorder and more recently the "ticktoc tics". You deserve proper treatment, even if your doctor's understanding is limited.
Doctor shopping is the process of researching medical professionals to help you get the results you need. While it sometimes is put in a negative light(doctor shopping for a specific medication) a very healthy application of the same process will help you avoid doctors who are likely to traumatize or misdiagnose you, and increase your odds of seeing a doctor who can correctly diagnose and treat you! This post explores the steps you can take to protect yourself!
There comes a point when you recognize the impossibility of being the person you used to be before your condition, illness, or injury. When that happens, you can choose to try to hold onto that past, or you can choose to grieve your loss but get on with your life. I very much lean towards the second as it allows for new growth, a sense or rebirth, and hope for the future. This post digs into how and why I suggest you grieve that loss.
Trauma isn't always the big huge events, sometimes it's repeated little events that chip away at your ability to cope. This post digs into how and why people who repeatedly need medical care are especially prone to medical trauma, with suggestions for how to process it - and why that is so essential for your mental health!
While gaslighting has been recognized as a tactic in abusive romantic relationships, it hasn't received as much recognition as a dynamic in medical relationships. This post describes several of the author's experiences of medical gaslighting, and why it can happen so that you are better prepared to identify it, should you experience it.