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Taking time to work on yourself

Taking time to work on yourself

When it comes to your mental health, there’s a lot you that you can and should do for yourself. For some reason though, so often we don’t take the time to focus on ourselves. We tell ourselves it’s selfish, we pay more attention to outward […]

5 ways you can actually help disabled people

5 ways you can actually help disabled people

When abled people interact with disabled people, they often feel like they need to do something to help. While that’s a great thing at its core and I always appreciate a helping hand, there are times when someone with good intentions might do more harm than good simply […]

Improving your health and wellbeing one step at a time

Improving your health and wellbeing one step at a time

Your health and wellbeing are important, but how well do you really take care of yourself? If you lack energy, feel a bit sluggish or just crappy overall – you might have some work to do. There isn’t one solution for improving your health and […]

How to figure out what you really want to do with your life

How to figure out what you really want to do with your life

They start asking us when we’re 5 what we want to be when we grow up. By the time you graduate from high school, you’re supposed to have a plan. We are supposed to know what we want to do with our lives from a […]

Confession: I have no idea what I’m doing

Confession: I have no idea what I’m doing

May is mental health awareness month, and I wanted to write this really meaningful, impactful post. It’d be great to talk about my anxiety, depression, and general struggles to human – and how I’ve overcome them. Problem is… I haven’t. Surprise! I have no idea […]

The truth about “living off” SSI

The truth about “living off” SSI

Everyone seems to be incredibly opinionated about programs like SSI and the people who rely on them. Some are for it, a lot are really angry about it, and most really don’t understand it. My family has relied on SSI and Medicaid my entire life, […]

Don’t mess with your inner calm

Don’t mess with your inner calm

Life is busy, hard and wonderful all at once, and we only get one shot at it. There are no rehearsals, no do-overs, and no practices. This is it. When it comes to the way that you live your life, do you want to live […]

Guest Post: 5 Things I want people to know about Spina Bifida

Guest Post: 5 Things I want people to know about Spina Bifida

Hi, friends! Today, I wanted to do something a little bit different on my blog. I asked one of my best friends, Sarah, to write a post about Spina Bifida. Sarah and I are constantly learning from each other because our disabilities are so different. […]

Signs you’re not loving yourself as much as you should

Signs you’re not loving yourself as much as you should

Life is way too short to be worried about what other people think. I tell myself this all the time, but it doesn’t always sink in. The way we think and feel about ourselves is honestly what matters the most. When you struggle with a lack […]

Disabled Joy at Disney World

Disabled Joy at Disney World

One of my very favorite hashtags to ever be created is #DisabledJoy. Andrew / @menajew created it to show the world that happy disabled people exist, despite the narrative that abled society spins so often. There’s a common misconception that you can’t be Disabled and […]