Do you ever feel alone around people? I remember this strange sense of isolation when I returned to school the summer after my open-heart surgery when I was 14. Something in me changed. I feel this again. I thought I was fine during my time off work. I kept myself busy. Although, I was byContinue reading “Trauma and Isolation”
Author Archives: Amelia Blackwater
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.
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”
Two Months Post-Op
Yesterday marked two months since my surgery. There are so many things I’m grateful for. These past two months have been spent with a whole lot of healing.
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.
old posts, new posts, and something in between
For those of you who follow me on instagram and facebook you might be seeing some familiar post spring up here. I’m going to be backdating some old instagram posts onto the wordpress blog as well as continue to post the content from instagram onto the blog.
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.