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If there’s anything I’ve learned from having a progressive chronic condition and disabilities, it’s that focusing on the things we can’t control is pointless and downright depressing. We will get through this together by staying positive and focusing on the things we can do right now for ourselves and each other.
If you’re a makeup & skincare junkie, than you’ve probably heard of the brand Beautycounter. It seems like every Instagram Influencer (& their mothers) have been touting the awesomeness of Beauty Counter’s line of clean skincare & makeup products for years & I’m arriving late to a really fabulous party.
Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure (CYA) books from the 80’s 90’s? I know I’m totally dating myself but I was soooo into them (for about a minute) in between Judy Bloom books (hijacked copy of Wifey not included) & the Sweet Valley High series.
I have an inherited neuromuscular disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (type 2A). Although CMT Disorder shows up differently for everyone, it generally causes a slow deterioration of a person’s peripheral nerves and muscle strength.
We all have had days when it’s a struggle to put on our positivity pants (especially the kind with tiny zippers that are hard to grasp). Believe me, I get it…. Living with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder (start here to learn more about me) is not all everyday rainbows and lollipops.
When makeup is used to enhance a person’s natural beauty, it can be incredibly empowering. This is especially true for people living with chronic conditions & disabilities. As the saying goes, when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good.
This device holds any size toothpaste and measures out the perfect amount of toothpaste every time. It mounts to any surface with built in suction cups.
You don’t have to have a disability to get why I have a love/hate relationship with mascara. It’s the one beauty product that has both the ability to make you look younger and like a football player at the exact same time.
This awesome device attaches to your razor of choice and adds 15-20 inches in length making it easier to hold and manipulate the razor. The articulating head rotates to a 30°, 45° or 90°-degree angle allowing people with balance issues and limited mobility to shave those hard to reach areas independently and with two feet…
Do you remember when we had to have our photos developed before viewing the images? The days when selfies weren’t even a thing and group shots didn’t involve a million retakes? Back then, we had no way of knowing if our arms looked flabby or if our leg braces were showing in photos until we picked up the physical prints.
Straightening one’s hair when you have hand weakness and other disabilities is not only difficult, it’s downright dangerous! Believe me, I’ve probably bought every type of flat iron ever made and have the burn marks to prove it. Sure, wearing gloves can help, but not so much when you drop a 375° iron on your foot or accidentally brush it against your forehead