Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Month is September

I wanted to find different "awareness" days, weeks, and months, and found an extensive list at healthline.com. While going through this list, I found out that September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Month. PCOS impacts 1 in 10 people born with female anatomy, and PCOS awareness is a cause close to my heart, because my... Continue Reading →

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“Love ’em or Hate ’em, Robots Are Here to Stay—So Let’s Make Them Better…” from UCSC press release

I thought that the following press release from UCSC was especially cool—it's about Leila Takayama's project to make robots that are actually helpful for our everyday lives. If she is successful, this could be a big step in accessibility for people with disabilities, chronic issues, or who are unable to leave their homes, providing more... Continue Reading →

Suicide Prevention Resources—for September Suicide Prevention Month

Since it is Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to provide resources for anyone who may need them. Below is information and resources for suicide prevention from The Mighty. Suicide Prevention Resources From The Mighty If you are feeling suicidal, there is hope. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. You can... Continue Reading →

From The Mighty: “Gentle Exercises You Can Do During a Flare or With Significant Chronic Pain”

It's week 2 of the 30-day "My Mighty Month Challenge" for September! Here is a helpful article for anyone with pain flare-ups who still want to get some gentle exercises in. I'm going to try these on my bad pain days. You can join the facebook group for "My Mighty Month" here: http://www.facebook.com/mymightymonth/ "Gentle Exercises... Continue Reading →

From The Mighty: “When Suicidal Thoughts Leave You Wondering What Your Purpose Is”

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. I have a friend who lost their life from suicide, so I wanted to be sure to pay some special attention to this cause this month. I plan to post some resources, articles, blogs, and stories to hopefully help anyone who may... Continue Reading →

“Self-Doubt and Somersaults” by Kieran Tie

Here is an awesome article on combatting self-doubt by Kieran Tie from Medium: "Self-Doubt and Somersaults." My favorite quote from the article—and something I need to remember every day—is that "Fear is just a feeling. It’s not real." So let's all let go of self-doubt and fear, give into love, and put some more faith in ourselves!

“Stop Chasing Your ‘Best’ Self and Learn to Love ‘Better'” by Lisa Rogoff

I want to work on changing my attitude and perspective on a daily basis...I feel that inside I am truly an optimist, but anxiety, stress, pain, or my over-thinking brain can quickly make me change my perspective to a more negative one. Instead of helping, my perfectionism can truly hinder me. I think this article... Continue Reading →

From The Mighty: “Why I Started a ‘Pain Diary’ (and Why I Think You Should, Too)”

I found this article from The Mighty, and I think that maybe a pain diary would be a good idea for me, so that I can hopefully learn my triggers as well as what helps, and lead a healthier, happier, better-feeling life overall...hopefully I remember to keep up with it! Sometimes the ADD makes things... Continue Reading →

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