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 →

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 →

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 →

Brace for Impact – Political Health

The new year has blown in with an unkind surge. Along with the trite old custom of "New Year Resolutions", the roll-over of a new Medical Policy renewal period has taken place. That's right people, brace for impact. Your outrageous and infuriating new year deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, prior authorizations requirements and newly unlisted 3rd Tier... Continue Reading →

The Art of Evaluation Stealth

When an opponent must face another who appears to be equally matched, what do they do? Or our military seeks the best entry point into an active enemy territory, what skill do they resort to? When a leopard goes on a hunt, what experience is in their DNA, to guide the best tactic? What all... Continue Reading →

Heathcare Relationships -When a Smile is Not Enough

Healthcare, two words that separately seem so easy to describe, define and interact with. Mention those words in your daily conversations and it seems most groan, either in pain, disgust or pure panic. What is this thing called "healthcare" today? I can tell you, as a disabled woman, there is little "care" in health currently.... Continue Reading →

Fluffy Paws offer Quick Fixes

I love dogs. Fluffy ones, scruffy ones, little ones, big ones and the ugly ones no one wants to admit are theirs, out at the dog park. I favor the larger breeds, Zane likes them smaller and John wants one that will mow you over when happy and constantly wants to cuddle, even if it... Continue Reading →

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