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 →

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 →

The Fragile Home – Resource & Restoration

For many people, nothing brings more hope for relief after a long frustrating week like Fridays. Thank goodness for Friday right? Well, chances are if you are a disabled household, or caring for a family with medically fragile members in chronic crisis, Friday does not carry the same joyful anticipation of rest, healthier households look forward to.  Especially if... Continue Reading →

My Guts Are Trustworthy

  Help Haven Guide: Tuesday Article - January 23rd, 2018 The overwhelming job of managing a household full of medical problems is rough. Days melt together, weeks merge and before you realize it another year has passed. I get frustrated every day seemingly when trying to coordinate all the medical appointment calls, follow-up lab reports,... Continue Reading →

When Seeking Help is a Crime- the Failure of Insurance Carriers

Wisdom, something we associate with age, experience, and depth of intuitiveness. A quality esteemed, but not always understood as it should be. Many are taught from youth that wisdom is a prize to be awarded as you gather and collect enough information applicable to life, to avoid bad situations, solve challenges and enjoy greater success.... Continue Reading →

When Enforcement Goes Right

Being sick is no fun. If you're a kid it's boring too. My boys have missed years of summer camp fun and do not know what it is like to be invited to a friends birthday party. In fact, they have no childhood friends to speak of. Not because they are outcasts or too awkward... Continue Reading →

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