According to Reuters, the Trump administration is going to allow states to implement work requirements for Medicaid recipients. I live in Indiana, one of the states considering implementing the work requirement. I know this can be a complicated issue, so please allow me to explain why this is a bad idea. I know that most … Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirements Incoming
I have an idea for a browser-based spoonie flash game. I'm going to lean how to use Adobe Animate to make it, and I have a basic concept for the game, but I would really love to get some feedback and suggestions from my fellow spoonies. The point of this game is to help people … Continue reading Spoonie flash game idea! (updated 1/11)
I don't normally do this on my blog, but for this particular subject, I will add a content warning: - infertility - suicidal thoughts - societal gender roles If these topics are triggering to you, please do not read this article. I decided to write this after watching this wonderful TED Talk. Please take … Continue reading “SO, when are you going to have kids?”
Support groups on social media can be an important source of comfort when you are living with a chronic health condition that affects your life in ways that normally healthy people might not be able to understand. When you are able to find a community of people who share your frustrations and offer helpful advice … Continue reading We need to stop comparing our hardships.
Chronic invisible illness can be a major pain in the butt, but some of the hardest parts of having such a condition is the look we get when we admit that our health is poor when we look outwardly healthy. You know what I'm talking about, the furrowed eyebrows, look of shock, the occasional narrowing … Continue reading We need to break the social stigma of chronic invisible illness.
I need some help finding workout videos on youtube that are low-impact and meant for people who can't safely work out as hard as the general population. Please comment and share links to workouts that you yourself have found to be helpful! I'm sure many of us in this group struggle with physically debilitating symptoms … Continue reading On the hunt for low-impact workouts!
A sign on a bridge says that it can hold two tons of weight. If the bridge builder tells you you can not drive a three ton vehicle across it, he is not being a defeatist, he is admitting that the bridge has limits and he is protecting it from being destroyed. I think that … Continue reading Crossing Your Bridge: The difference between defeatism and realism
I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to feature this amazing artist. I have been a fan of Vusiuz for a very long time, watching him from the sidelines with a slight "senpai~" vibe. His 3D animations are smooth, unique, and just cool as hell. I am honored to present to … Continue reading Featuring: Albert Ki (Vusiuz)
Ilyaev is a 27 year-old freelance artist and English teacher currently residing in Japan. I first encountered her artwork many years ago on DeviantArt, and I am honored that she has agreed to let me feature her work here. Her smooth, uniquely-styled digital paintings stand out from the crowd and have a very relaxing and … Continue reading Featuring: Ilyaev
The title of this article might seem absurd to most people, but those of us living with chronic illness won't even do a double-take. Generally, people have good health that is consistent day-to-day, save for the occasional cold or flu, so this isn't something most people even think to consider. It's hard for most people … Continue reading The guilt of feeling well