Chronic Illness

Guest Post: Rhymes with Inspiration

She takes the final, belaboured step down from her front door to the snow-covered sidewalk and pauses for a moment, one unsteady hand hovering just above the wooden handrail, waiting for her equilibrium to catch up. From inside my car, I watch the unintentional pantomime, waiting for her eye contact to assure me she’s going […] Read more…

Lisa & Clare try fireside yoga at Winterholme

If you live in St. John’s chances are you have heard of Winterholme as a bed & breakfast/spa. Recently Winterholme made some major changes and is now the Winterholme Wellness Centre. What does that mean, you may ask? It means that now you can go to Winterholme for massages, acupuncture, personal work-out sessions with a physio […] Read more…

Don’t tell me I’m inspirational just because I have a disability

There is this social phenomenon that I have been reading a lot about lately, it’s called “inspiration porn.” It is basically this idea that people with disabilities are truly inspiring to everyone without disabilities because they get up in the morning and go about their day as if they weren’t cursed with such misfortunes. It’s actually […] Read more…

Listen Up: Sickboy Podcast

Want to know what one of the best things in the world is when you have a chronic illness? It’s being able to unapologetically talk about being sick. It is so refreshing to be able to openly discuss something that is a huge part of your life without trying to find pleasant ways to word it […] Read more…

The Unpredictability of Chronic Illness

I am an ambassador for the 2015 Walk to Fight Arthritis in St. John’s, NL, alongside my good friend Jerry Stamp. As an ambassador I have been preparing for television and radio interviews to talk about how arthritis affects people and how important it is to support research and community initiatives to help Canadians who live in […] Read more…

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Lisa lupus awareness month? Well, now you do! What is Lupus Awareness Month you may ask? It’s a month to spoil someone you know with lupus. Buy her chocolate, Sugar Mama’s red velvet cupcakes, free movie passes, massages at Spa at the Monastery, manicures, flowers, teddy bears, etc. Those […] Read more…

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