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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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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Using Distractions As Coping Mechanisms: Tools For Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, & Recovery

People usually think of distractions as something that hinders productivity, but there are some situations where they can actually be helpful. For many of the topics I write about, distractions can be used as coping mechanisms. As long as you’re using healthy distractions, they can be a great way to deal with chronic illness, mental illness, and addiction/recovery. They can even…

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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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