#MeToo Movement and the Disabled

#MeToo movement has taken a solid foothold in our society and is awe-inspiring. The responses and resulting changes are a line in the sand regarding Women's Rights and Victims Rights. It screams we will no longer "accept the abuse and like it" -NOT ANYMORE! I now add #MeTooDisabled. As a woman of minority heritage, the... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Things Disabled Households Need: Part 2 of the Medically Fragile

Regardless of which illnesses, disability or physical handicap with limited adaptability are present in the home, the needs always outnumber the resources available. Whether it be mental energy to return phone calls and sort mail, or enough reserved to cook a hot meal and scrub the toilets, disabilities causing frailty can impede the ability to... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Emotions of the Disabled &Medically Fragile Home (Part 1) It is difficult to express what it is like to live as a disabled person. To describe the plight and daily life of households where every member is either stricken with illness, physical handicap, have a significant cognitive disorder or mental health condition. Many... Continue Reading →

10 Steps to Accommodate Illness and Disabilities During Holidays

No, if and or buts. It sucks being sick on or around the holidays. From bummed out grumbles, to out-right fits of anger. Is there a way for them to still be worth celebrating? Or not? Well, I guess we could just give up and feel sorry for ourselves, or apologize to everyone around us... Continue Reading →

Disability VS Handicap: Can We Really Say Which is the Worst?

If there is one issue that irks me the most in regards to fragile households, it's the constant bickering of who is worse, more sick, or the least functional. It certainly is not a commonplace conversation occurring in the average home. Most families are not faced with those comparisons at all. However, within the community... Continue Reading →

Conquer the Burnout of Illness Related Tasks- 10 Helpful Starter Tips and Tools

I love to find collective lists that give me good ideas of how to conquer something in my life. Especially since I'm that lady who is griping at her kids about moving her glasses without permission annoyed everyone is laughing. Until that is, I go to hold my head in frustration and feel all three... Continue Reading →

Mending Mental Mayhem: Part Two-Emotional Delegation

It continues to amaze me how impactful a tired mind can be when managing a house full of chronically sick people. It is a marathon for the emotional structures within oneself and within the family. I also knew I needed to take a few steps back to gather some energy for what is ahead for... Continue Reading →

I’ve Got Mad Skillz – Anger Regulation in Fragile Homes

There are many ways to describe people who have amazing and sometimes uncanny abilities. Typically we all know one person who has some variety of oddball talent that is completely useless, yet privately we are jealous. My father, David Juers, has become a very good photographer in retirement and it's stunning to see his creative eye... Continue Reading →

Mending Mental Mayhem – Abuse and Disability (Part-One)

I have long been a believer that our mind is the most important part of our health. In some ways, the brain is a slave to our mind. That may seem like a stretch, but when the brain is functioning, and commanding legs walk, hands move, eyes turn left, one would assume all is well... Continue Reading →

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