Mask Anxiety: 7 Steps To Help During COVID19

Just the thought of having to wear a mask can cause anxiety in some people. I know, because I used to not even be able to think about it without panicking. I used to have anxiety attacks over needles, or even just a visit to the doctor.

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Solutions for COVID19 Challenges: Alternate Methods of Escaping, Coping, & Helping Loved Ones with Disabilities

Solutions for unique challenges caused by COVID19 for domestic violence survivors, those living with disabilities & mental health issues, & single parents & those with large families

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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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Anxiety Relief: Creating a Daily Management Routine

Most of this article was first published by me on Vocal, but I have done some updating and added some new information. To see the article in it's original form, you can read it on Vocal here- "Managing Anxiety: Creating a Daily Routine" Everyone has experienced anxiety in some form. Even if it was just as a child, when things were…

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Why It’s Crucial To Know Your Family History: and How NOT Knowing Can Destroy Your Life

People are all made up differently. Science has proven that we each have unique DNA. Further research has shown that our unique DNA can contain genes that control pretty much everything about us, from eye color to personality traits. You can simply observe some families and clearly see the same physical characteristics, and even similarities in personalities, throughout generations. The same…

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Battling Anxiety: Tools for getting your life back

What I found was that there wasn't any one thing that "fixes" my anxiety, and the only way to manage it was to accept that it WILL affect me, so I have to be prepared to deal with it when it tries to take over. Below, I’ve listed the different techniques I use to manage my anxiety.

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What I Wish You Knew About Me- From a Person With Chronic Illnesses
What I Wish You Knew About Me- From a Person With Chronic Illnesses

What I Wish You Knew About Me- From a Person With Chronic Illnesses

I look mostly normal, but I’m not. Even when you can’t see it, I’m fighting with my body, and my mind. Strangers have no idea what is happening inside me, and people that “know” me, only know what I tell them, unless they read my writings. I feel like I should make up a pamphlet and hand it out as I…

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