Friday, 25 March 2016

Travelling with a Disability

Easter break is upon us, and I'm looking forward to a break away with family.  I love travelling and camping but for me, having a disability often makes it a game of logistics.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Geekery of the Weekery: Brooklyn Nine Nine

I've been rewatching the first season of this show with my best friend who hadn't seen it before, and I just can't remember loving an American TV comedy as much as I love this one.  In today's post, I'm going to give eight mostly spoiler-free reasons to love Brooklyn Nine Nine (in alphabetical order not order of favouritism just to be clear)

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Grief, Loss, and Disability

My last post seemed to strike a chord with a lot of people and I got a lot of feedback on social media about how much of a learning curve (and difficult process) it is to be kind to yourself and forgive yourself when you run out of juice to follow up with the plans you made when you felt more energetic or simply overestimated your energy levels.  This made me remember something a counsellor told me a few years ago as I struggled through PTSD and various other mental health issues directly connected to my physical health and disability (one day I will dedicate a post to the often overlooked comorbidity of physical disability and mental illness, because hoo boy that's an adventure and a half.) that I wanted to share with you.  But first a bit of back story...

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Geekery of the Weekery: The Force Awakens [Guest Post]

Ok I know I've already done a post on Star Wars, but today I'm letting my best friend Harriet take over to share her theories about the latest movie.  It's been pretty entertaining to watch Harriet go from fairly disinterested in the franchise to full on geeking out about it and researching ALL THE THINGS.  She has some very interesting thoughts and theories about the latest movie and where things could be going in the next movies, so pull up a seat for the first ever guest post of The Affliction Fiction, republished with permission from her Tumblr.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Energy Management

It's timely that I should be writing this post today as I've had to reevaluate and reprioritise my use of energy lately and come to some decisions.  But more on that later...

Energy management is not an easy skill and to a degree everyone needs it and learns it, but it becomes vastly more important when you have a disability that directly affects your energy levels.  Here are a few lessons I've learnt (some the hard way) over the years.  Also note, I'm no expert and sometimes need to follow my own advice, but here goes.