The Mightiest

I got my “The Mighty” sweater about a week ago. I’m so excited and honored to a community leader on the site. I’ve been a member of The Mighty Site for many years now and seen it grow. There are so many resources on the site to help those with mental and chronic illnesses. IContinue reading “The Mightiest”

What the 10-year photo challenge means when you are chronically ill

Here it is, the newest photo challenge to ring in the new decade. While most are comparing their younger selves to how they look now, maybe even celebrating body transformations, the 10-year photo challenge means an entirely different thing to someone who has chronic illness.

Strive for Progress Not Perfection

It’s a hard one to follow when we feel like the world is pushing us to be perfect. We are surrounded by society telling us how we should model our bodies, our homes, what we should or shouldn’t buy. That we won’t be happy till we are perfect.

Perfectionism

At its root perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.  – Michael Law I’ve talked a lot about my OCD but not so much about perfectionism. There are two different types of perfectionism andContinue reading “Perfectionism”

Invisible Illness – What is hidden underneath

When you have an invisible disability it’s hard for anyone to truly get what is going on. If you look normal, you must therefore be normal and feel normal.

Life on Pause, Moving On

Are you ever afraid of moving forward in your life? Living with chronic illnesses or being born with a congenital defect can weigh on your life it many ways. It can make you pause your life for your health for many years if not forever.

Ways of Dealing with Pain

I’ve always have this thing about living with headaches, I might as well do something because either way I’m going to be in pain but it’s come with many assumptions about how server my pain truly is.