February is Boost Your Self-Esteem Month
Self-esteem is defined as confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect. How's your self-esteem lately? Mine could use some improvement, especially with being inside my home for nearly a year now. Add to that my disabilities, the strains of caregiving,...
Awareness For February
Boost Your Self-Esteem Children's Dental Health Heart and Stroke February 2 - Rheumatoid Arthritis February 4- World Cancer Day February 6 - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation February 11 - World Day of the Sick February 12 - Sexual and...
Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA Anniversary Celebrate ADA30 (1990-2020) and ADA Anniversary (July 26, 2020) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. Throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary, the ADA National Network...
Disability and Loneliness
Over half of disabled people report feeling lonely. I am one of them. I left the work world in 2012 on disability. My condition continues to deteriorate and keeps me away from social interactions (pre-COVID 19), and family gatherings. Since COVID 19, things are worse....
June is Awareness Month for PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs after a person has experienced some sort of severe traumatic event in life. Despite what you may think, this is not a rare occurrence, with around 7 or 8 people out of 100 experiencing it during their lifetime.
Awareness Month for Headaches and Migraines
If you’ve ever experienced a headache, you know how painful and bothersome they can be.
June is Awareness Month for Cataracts
What are Cataracts? There are four distinct types of cataracts, Age-related, Congenital, Secondary, and Traumatic. Cataracts cause blurry, cloudy vision and may occur in adults over the age of 60, called age-related cataracts. Infection, injury, or poor development...
Tourette’s Syndrome – 12 Common Motor Tics
According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the 12 common motor tics seen in Tourette Syndrome: Eye Blinking Head jerking Shoulder shrugging Eye darting Nose twitching Mouth movements Touching or Smelling objects Repeating observed movements Stepping in a certain pattern...
June is Antiphospholipid Syndrome Month
Both my daughter and her oldest daughter have APS, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Both have experienced miscarriages. Don’t know anything at all about APS? Check out this simple video to get your questions answered.
June Awareness Dates for APS, Tourettes, Cataracts, Migraine and Headaches, and PTSD
Get out your calendars! June is Awareness Month for APS, Tourettes, Cataracts, Migraine and Headaches, and June 27th is PTSD day! This month, I'll be covering these topics and more. APS, or Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: occurs when your immune system mistakenly...
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