Medical Professionals: We desperately need you

I understand that a lifetime of being one of the smartest people in the room can have an impact on one’s behavior. Being successful, saving lives, getting published, being recognized by your peers, and all the education and hours you put in to become what you are, all have a significant impact on your perspectives. How could they not? The effort you have to put in to become any type of medical professional shapes your whole life. It isn’t just a career, it’s a lifestyle.

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5 Tips To Comfortably Include Your Chronically Ill Family & Friends

Being chronically ill can be isolating. There are several things that contribute to the isolation. It’s not only our own thoughts and feelings that cause us to distance ourselves, so do the looks, words, and actions of family, friends, medical professionals, colleagues, and even strangers.

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Why You Should Care About Addiction

This article was originally published on Vocal, by me. I have opted to republish here to have all of the Addiction series in the same place. I have made some changes to the original version. To read the original, you can go here- "Addiction: Why You Should Care" Addiction tears you apart. You can almost give it human personality traits. It's…

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Negotiations With My Body (Part 2) – A Letter To My Body

I often see myself in different aspects. In my head they each have their own little character that all look like me but with different details. They fight with each other. Sort of like Jane from Doom Patrol, though not nearly as useful since none of mine have the typical comic book superhero powers. The two that most often seem to battle are "hopeful me" and "chronic pain me."

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Facebook Support Group
Realistic Support for Chronic Illness, Addiction Recovery, & Mental Illness

Facebook Support Group

I'm a member of several groups, support and otherwise, on Facebook. Some of them have been helpful, but I've yet to find one that covers a specific variety of topics in a realistic way- so, I created one💜 Introducing- "Realistic Support for Chronic Illness, Addiction Recovery, & Mental Illness." This group is for people who want to have a realistic conversation…

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