Life and Blogging on the Disabled List

Welcome sports fans, it's baseball season! Unfortunately, I've been on the DL since April 3rd. I've made an effort through the years to keep this blog upbeat, positive, and encouraging. What I've noticed is that when I don't feel those things, I tend not to write. The regular struggle for me is that as a …

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Celebrating 28-years because and in spite of…

Last weekend Steve and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed meals at new-to-us restaurants, visited Fort Worth, museums, Sundance Square, a night in a hotel, church with our youngest and his girlfriend, and reminisced about so many things we have experienced and learned over those years. Steve did some Facebook check-ins and status …

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Giving Paws–Book Review and Recommendation

Giving Paws, Martha L. Thompson, Self-Help: Personal Growth/Happiness Stars: 4.5 I must confess at the outset that this book was sent to me by the author. She discovered my website a number of months before her book was released. As we both write about experiences with invisible/chronic illnesses and our service dogs, we quickly connected. …

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What’s new with Gizmo, my medical alert service dog?

I just realized it’s been two years since I last blogged about my service dog. I know many keep up with his daily life and activities through his Facebook and Instagram pages. I love that he has his own friends and following. I tell him about his analytics and followers every month, and fortunately it …

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5 Keys to Living with Migraine

37 million Americans, over 100 million people worldwide, live with migraine. Some suffer episodic attacks, occurring once or twice a year, and others like myself are chronic migraineurs, whose attacks occur many times per month. Within the migraine diagnosis, there are a number of types of migraine. What all have in common is that migraine …

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Busy-ness

It's been such a busy week! I don't want to neglect my renewed commitment to blog, so here are four quick updates for you: If you aren't aware, or haven't yet liked my Facebook page, please know that I post there almost daily, including #100DaysOfGratitude and #365PhotoChallenge. Today I did a bit more, including sharing my process and …

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Using SRT and Intentional Blogging

This is my first blog post using speech recognition technology (SRT) as my means of writing. After posting a picture of my notebook and workspace by the pool last week, I received a comment expressing surprise that I still wrote by hand. How fortunate are we today that we have so many tools at our disposal, …

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Great Challenges Require Great Champions

I have lots of great ideas, and thanks to my love of research, I have more information and trivia stored in my head than is probably good for me. What I have always struggled with is self-discipline. I was one of those fortunate kids who had a lot of interests and talents, so I was able …

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Advocacy–Everyone can do Something

Recently a friend made a comment about all the advocacy tweets, posts, pictures, etc. on social media. She was annoyed and tired of it, and trying to figure out how to block it all. As I was chatting with her about the different forms advocacy took, she also wondered aloud what the purpose was of …

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Creating with Disabilities

"It was a dark and stormy night..." is the opening phrase of Bulwer-Lytton's Paul Clifford (1830), and since then popular culture and the literati have either praised it as the best hook or mocked it as the worst first line and an example of what not to do. Here in North Texas, a dark and …

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