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Combating Depression: Exercise Your Mind, Body

I know it’s common for people to not fully respond to medication regimens for curing their anxiety and depression. Therapy can and does help, but if you are like me, you have done almost everything you can think of to adjust your medications, with the help of your doctor. Going through medication adjustments are bad … Continue reading

Ableism: It Starts With Your Perception

If you Google the word “ableism” the first result to come up is: “discrimination in favor of able-bodied people (emphasis added.)” This is much different from the definition of any other discrimination such as racism or sexism. These are defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against people of said group; feeling as though you … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Persuasion in Persistence

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here. “I had a coworker tell me the other day, “You’re very persistent, you don’t really let things go.” I said, “No, you’re right, I don’t. I like to get things done.” … Continue reading

Journaling: A path towards happiness?

In my previous article, I discussed the idea of gratefulness and how it can shift your view of the world, and life in general, for the better. I know from experience that life is not always fun, but taking steps to find the positives in life will not only make you feel happier, but also … Continue reading

Moving forward, one day at a time…

2016 was one heck of year, wasn’t it?!  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the very real emotional toll that this past year has taken on so many. Certainly, we felt it here as disability advocates. As, I’m sure you felt it too. No matter where you stand, left, right or center, … Continue reading

New Book Review: The Autism Cover-Up

Author:  Anne Dachel,  copyright 2014, New York:  Skyhorse Publishing No one in this controversial history from 1998 to the present was anti-vaccine, they were calling for more research, a safe schedule of vaccines, and to get due compensation for parents and children who in good faith had vaccinated and had alleged legitimate claims to the … Continue reading

Life in a bubble – The consequences of silence during an election year

Imagine if a century and a half ago, Susan B Anthony sat silent, watching as women endured the injustices of inequality, of being treated as less than human. Imagine, if half a century ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat silent, watching as African Americans endured the injustices of inequality, of being treated as less than … Continue reading

A Book Review: Furiously Happy, A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Reviewed by Scott Uecker Furiously Happy, A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson, presents situations from the author’s life in humorous short personal essays detailing her experience with mental illness. Each chapter is a different hilarious episode. While the book is adult oriented and she is very sarcastic and eccentric, her personality gives … Continue reading

From Secret Entrances to Plywood Ramps: Navigating Your Social Life With a Disability

Your twenties are supposed to be the time where you branch out, meet new people, and experience new things for the first time.  If you’re in college, “welcome week” brings about many activities, and every weekend there’s something going on.  If you are not in school, you and your friends are all trying to balance … Continue reading

How I Became a Boss (Like a Boss): Hiring My Own Personal Care Assistants

When I started self-hiring my own Personal Care Assistants (PCA’s) about two years ago, I really didn’t know what I was doing–I just knew I needed help. I have a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 2). I like to describe my disability as having “lazy muscles.” This means, I need help … Continue reading

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