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Needing to Use a Mobility Aid Some Days...

A couple of years ago, for my birthday, I was given a wheelchair. It’s not a gift I’m sure many 26-year-olds would want, and for me it was bittersweet. It felt sad to be getting a mobility aid for my birthday when at...

I May Not Run Anymore, but Every Day...

I grew up playing sports but never enjoyed running. What I loved was the competition that came with athletics.  During the summer, my friends and I would play football until dark when our parents yelled down the...

The Approach I Take When Children Ask Questions...

When you experience chronic pain and fatigue due to fibromyalgia, it’s often hard to explain to others what it’s all about. Harder still when the others in question are toddlers. My son, Jared, is 3.5 and although he...

CVS Is Now Selling Topical CBD Products in...

CVS Pharmacy announced this week that it has begun selling topical CBD products in more than 800 stores across eight states, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee....

Why We Continue to Fight for Our CHAMP1...

After searching for answers for seven years, we finally a diagnosis. I truly appreciate what living as undiagnosed means for a family. However, I want to let people know that even when you get that diagnosis —...

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Journey With...

Living with an illness or disability can be life-changing. It can cause changes in relationships, employment, and disturb any sense of “normalcy.” It definitely comes with its own set of unique difficulties and...

Teacher Displays Creative Way to Check in on...

An average school day often starts with morning announcements, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and then jumping right into the class material for the day. But on Monday, 8th-grade teacher Jessie Cayton decided to...

16 Things People With BPD Do That Are...

Let’s face it, expressing ourselves in an honest and vulnerable way can be a difficult feat for most of us. Especially when revealing to others how we feel when it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. For people with...

What to Know About PTSD, Sleep Disturbances and...

Most people sleep at the end of their day. Some people nap during their day. Regardless of when, where or how they sleep, people do it daily. We have apps that track it, companies that claim to improve it, medicines to...

7 Facts You Need to Know About My...

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is so incredibly complex that no two people with the disorder are exactly the same. There is a sliding scale of symptoms and different treatment options that work for BPD patients...

To the 700 People Who Posted Hate Comments...

I have a certain expression ingrained in my head — the expression on someone’s face when I drop the news that I am, indeed, bipolar. It is as though I have just told someone I have committed a heinous crime, or perhaps...

Why I’m Mad About How My College Handled...

I’m just spending a casual Sunday afternoon in my favorite coffee shop, balancing self-care with productivity, when I see a new email in my student inbox. This happens numerous times on the daily, but this email was...

6 Tips for Summer Clothes Shopping in Eating...

I have battled my eating disorder for way too long now. It’s been about 10 years of a constant roller coaster, and this past year, I finally took myself off it and agreed to look into help at the advice of my...

20 Things Parents Want You to Know About...

I recently posted a question on the Confident Children Facebook page, asking parents what they wish others understood about selective mutism (SM). Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder which affects approximately 1...

When My Son With Autism Asked What Kindness...

What does kindness look like? We know kindness can “look” like many things. A kind word, a nice gesture, a charitable contribution or just showing up. An act of kindness is  much easier to discern than a kind person....

15 Things People With Chronic Illness Mean When...

Many of those with chronic illness may be used to saying they’re “good” or “fine” when it comes to how they’re feeling. It doesn’t always mean they’re actually good or fine though. It might just be what they’re...

Dear Wife, You Are the Best Mom to...

Dear wife, No matter what people say or how they make you feel, it’s not your fault our child is autistic. It’s not your fault he has learning difficulties and struggles to communicate. It’s not your fault James has...