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What Does Sick Look Like?

I used to be completely silent about my fight with chronic migraine. Silent in my daily struggle, in my emotional turmoil, going about my days in pain with a smile for fear of judgment because if I said something, I always heard the same backlash, “but you don’t look sick!” 991 more words


Turning Caregiving from Burden to Opportunity

I am excited to have Anthony Cirillo as my featured guest for Wednesday’s episode of Healing Ties Radio at 7:00 pm (EDT)

on Health Cafe Live.com… 162 more words


My Article on Yahoo Health

If you are interested, you can read an article I wrote for The Mighty that was submitted by the editors to Yahoo Health. 

Mental Illness

New Netflix layout has mixed accessibility results

A few weeks ago Netflix adopted a new interface. This new interface appeals to the sighted users by providing easier to see thumbnails. In essence, it looks as though they want to unify the mobile view and the desktop view. 500 more words


How to properly declare war on your religious parents, siblings, family, and clergy

My parents, both my mother and stepfather, used to slap, strike, scream, whip and drag us around for being “bad” as children. We went to church every Sunday. 1,450 more words


Hauling the Haul a Day

We were preparing for a road trip, we knew it would involve a family bike ride, and we wanted to take Lucy along. Ergo we needed to find a solution for hauling the Haul a Day down the road. 369 more words


Police Officers and Mental Health Crisis

A couple days ago, I was interviewed by a journalist in the Mid-West focused on crime and justice reporting. She wanted to discuss my contacts with police as a result of my mental illness. 618 more words