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When I Modeled in a Fashion Show as...

“You wanna be on topppp…” The “America’s Next Top Model” theme song played on the TV for the fifth time that summer day in 2009 as I continued to binge a rerun season on the CW. “Yes, Tyra, I do,” I screamed in my...

The Best Weather for People With Fibromyalgia

I recently had a chat with a fellow fibro-fighter about what weather is best for people with fibromyalgia that really stuck with me. This conversation started because, while I live in the Bay Area of northern...

Why I Go ‘Doctor Shopping’ as Someone With...

If you do a quick search of the current news, you’re going to see a very interesting set of results when it comes to “doctor shopping.” You’ll see a mess about vaccines in California and an attempt to prevent...

It’s OK to Not Be OK Sometimes

“It’s OK to cry when there is too much in your mind. The clouds cry too when things get too heavy.” — Amina Mehmood I saw this quote recently, and it made me stop and think about how we often try so hard to look like...

27 Cosas Que la Gente Hace Cuando Están...

Nota del editor: ¡Gracias por leer The Mighty! Por ahora, como te darás cuenta, la mayoría de nuestro contenido está en inglés. Estamos empezando a cambiar esto porque, aunque estamos ubicados en los Estados Unidos,...

16 Cosas Que la Gente No Se Da...

Nota del editor: ¡Gracias por leer The Mighty! Por ahora, como te darás cuenta, la mayoría de nuestro contenido está en inglés. Estamos empezando a cambiar esto porque, aunque estamos ubicados en los Estados Unidos,...

What I Wish My Doctor Understood About Pain...

My primary CNP retired recently. She recommended a co-worker to me. I listened to her and scheduled with him. I know his other two Ehlers-Danlos patients and we talk, whether he knows it or not, whether he likes it or...

When a Facebook Post Publicly Shamed a Messy...

Shame can come at us from all directions. Often it’s our own thoughts telling us we should feel distress over our foolish behavior. But what are we supposed to think or feel when the shameful thoughts are coming from...

A Shower Is Not Just a Shower When...

I showered today. To you, it may not seem like a big deal, but to me, it marks being able to actually start my day, even if that means starting my day at 2 p.m. It means finally getting out of bed, finally making...

Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight...

By Bernard J. Wolfson Have you ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars — instead of your typical $25 copay — because your insurance doesn’t...

13 Amazon Prime Day Deals on Products That...

If you’ve checked out The Mighty before, you’ve probably read at least one of The Mighty’s product lists. For each list, we poll you, the community, to find out what makes your like a little bit easier while living...

When I Was Told I Don’t Have My...

“You no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).” To most people, those words would be a cause for joy. It is a huge achievement to no longer have a medical...

The Personal Effects of Growing Up With a...

Having a speech impairment can bring a lot of challenges to cope with, including low self-esteem, acting out, struggling with friendships and being a target of bullying. These issues are often interwoven for those with...

A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

A suicide epidemic currently exists among teens. In fact, you’ve probably heard many startling statistics, including that suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 34, according...

On the First Anniversary of the Day You...

Throughout our life we have many important dates in our lives known as anniversaries. We have wedding anniversaries, class reunions and birthdays that are all dates that represent a positive memory (depending on your...