At the beginning of the month, I had my article published about a police officer harassing me about my handicap placard. I had so many comments some good and a lot of hate. I had a couple in particular that got to me. They said something like, you need to write about the good and you are so full of spite and anger you need to spread positivity. Here’s the thing I think it’s great to be positive but spreading positivity doesn’t start change. Being your inspiration porn is not my goal.
You never know what is going on with someone. Everyone has a story to tell. There are so many of us that have invisible illnesses that can be both mental and physical.
Washing your hands and keeping your hands away from your face are the first things you hear from the CDC when Covid-19 broke out. Simple tasks that should be an easy thing to follow for the everyday person. But for someone like myself with dermatillomania the task is far from simple. Dermatillomania is related toContinue reading “Why Covid-19 is a Nightmare for someone with Dermatillomania”
Having mental or chronic illness sucks. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves not to compare and that not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than.The most important this to remember is to take care of yourself. Your health is more important then proving a point to others orContinue reading “Not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than”
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”
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”
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.
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.
Monday Reminder Sometimes we get caught up with social media accounts. We weigh our self worth on how many followers we have. I know I have been guilty of these feelings as well. We believe that if we don’t have the same followers as the person next to us, then we aren’t as pretty, weContinue reading “Your Social Media isn’t a Popularity Contest you have to Win”