Adulting Is Stressful. Let's Be Kids Again!!!

Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel Life is overwhelming. Our day to day routine can leave us with little opportunity to truly relax. Errands feel more like a chore than anything else. Finances and budgeting give us headaches. Sometimes, we really just need a break from the daily stresses of being an adult. … Continue reading Adulting Is Stressful. Let's Be Kids Again!!!

Better Understanding Disability Using The Spoon Theory

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By: Dani Kessel

Hi everyone. My name is Dani. I suffer from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, limited mobility, and at least 5 different diagnosable mental illnesses. This affects my daily life resulting in a different normal than those who are ablebodied and neurotypical. I am a spoonie.

Spoon·ie    noun

   /spo͞onē/

Plural noun: spoonies

  • Someone suffering from disability and chronic illness/es that can be explained with the spoon theory.

“my sister calls herself a spoonie”

The spoon theory is a metaphor created by Christine Miserandino for the energy and ability limitations that disabled folks live with. The idea is this: 

From waking up to falling asleep, every task throughout the day takes a certain number of spoons. Ablebodied, neurotypical folks have a nearly infinite number of spoons, so they don’t have to think about where their spoons go. Disabled folks have a finite number of spoons though…

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An Ode to Long Distance

I am trying something different this week. I have been so stressed lately that I everything I have been thinking has come out in poems. I sat down and tried desperately to write something for this blog, but nothing has been working. So, this week, I am going to be posting poetry instead of regular blog posts. … Continue reading An Ode to Long Distance