Lifestyle style choices to look good and feel good with an invisible disablity

Lifestyle A recipe for assertiveness for people with invisible disabilities like CMT, MS, Lupis and other neuromuscular disorders.

A PLATE OF PRIDE

It is never easy asking people for help to do seemingly easy tasks, but sometimes we lose out when we don’t. Check out my special recipe for how to get just what you need.

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Lifestyle How to be happy & single in LA with footdrop, an invisible disability caused by Charcot Marie tooth disorder.

NOT YOUR BASIC L.A. GIRL

Note from Lainie: This post was originally printed in 2018 in a follow-up to a Q & A with it’s author, Rebecca Etchberger, and focuses on the challenges and lessons of chronic illness dating.  If you are looking for more tips on how to date with an invisible disability like…

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Lifestyle Tools, hacks and tips for grasping small objects and doing everyday errands when you have hand weakness.

HOW TO GET A GRIP WHEN YOU LITERALLY CAN’T

I had a full on 15-minute dirty fight with a parking meter last week. Normally, I wouldn’t have engaged the metal asshole by even parking there. We have had “run-ins” before and I should have known better. But, I was more than 20 minutes late (not my norm) for a…

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Lifestyle Enjoy resort pool with AFOs

NO STAIRWAY IN HEAVEN

The fantasy of a tropical escape from the freezing winter is what powers many people through another 4 inches of snow to shovel, or their extra long commute home from work on ice covered roads. My husband and I love going to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The weather is always…

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Lifestyle Woman With Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder

SKINNY JEANS & LEG BRACES

To say it has not been easy finding myself is an understatement for sure I literally put my parents through virtual hell from age 10 until my early twenties. I’ll spare you the details for now. Let’s just say… Delinquent Depressed teenage girl + mom fed up and near nervous…

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Lifestyle COCKTAIL SURVIVAL TIPS

5 COCKTAIL PARTY SURVIVAL TIPS FOR UNSTEADY GIRLS

I love parties. Getting an evite or that rare old school paper invite in the mail, is exciting. It always feels good to be included. Most parties these days are casual. If a dress code is mentioned, it typically says “Saturday Night Snazzy” or something else implying “Look Like You…

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