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Share a sunrise, sunset, and horizon.

Hey you, we’re really proud of you for signing into The Mighty today!

To cap the week off, let’s do a little reflection and future-thinking. In the comments below, share the following:

🌅 Sunrise: Something positive or hopeful that happened over the past week.
🌆 Sunset: Something hard you went through or a change/transition/challenge you faced.
🌄 Horizon: Something you’re looking forward to in the coming days!

Love to you, friends. 💖

#MightyMinute #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #CheerMeOn #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #RareDisease #Disability #Caregiving #Grief #Autism

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What are some ways you could simplify your living space?

Whether it’s finding a better system to store your food, taking unused clothes or shoes to be donated, or readjusting your furniture so you can move around your home more comfortably; different actions can be taken to simplify your living space — especially if you find you want to make some changes but don’t exactly know where to start.

What would simplify your living space and make it more comfortable for you?

#52SmallThings #MentalHealth #selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #CheckInWithMe #Caregiving #Autism #ADHD

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We Need Better Caregivers In Calgary

Let me start by saying my wife and I have some incredible caregivers who care greatly for us and are immeasurably skilled in knowledge and experience for looking after our health needs as quadreplegics here in the city of Calgary. We could not survive out here in the community without them! But, it seems as though this community of caregiving has been drastically shrinking the past several years and culturally changing with fewer skilled employees who seem to only care about receiving a paycheck rather then bringing dignity and care to those with disabilities.

Last June, AHS announced they would be canceling their community caregiving contract with CBI Home Health and renewing it with a new company here in Calgary called Caregivers Home Health Care. The link I give you is for their Edmonton counterpart as they have yet to fully establish a webline presence or contact here in southern Alberta. My wife and I have undergone the transition to there services at the end of last January and it has been a complete nightmare.

For the first week of there care they seemed to…

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We Need Better Caregivers In Calgary

Let me start by saying my wife and I have some incredible caregivers who care greatly for us and are immeasurably skilled in knowledge and experience for looking after our health needs as quadreple…
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Today: Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers hosts military caregivers webinar 7 PM EST

On Feb. 22, along with Wounded Warrior Project, learn pro-tips on caregiving essentials, roles, challenges, communication, self-care and building a care team. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the difficulties of caregiving with confidence and compassion. Remember that you are not alone, and support is always available.

Register at Military Caregiver Webinar Series (no.1: Pro Tips) Regi...

#military #Caregiving #MultipleSclerosis #MightyTogether #ChronicIllness #newlydiagnosed #Disability

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How do you add value to the world?

First things first: We ALL bring value to the world — no matter what our depression, anxiety, bodies, or inner critics like to tell us.

In a lot of ways, society is to blame for making us believe otherwise since “worth” and “value” are often tied to money, large accomplishments, or outdated definitions of success. But bringing value to the world is as simple as taking up space. Value can be determined by personality traits like being witty or thoughtful; it can also look like a perspective you offer, a skill or hobby you excel at, or a commitment to a cause or community.

Your Mighty challenge today is this: Don’t skip over this post because you don’t believe you have value. Dig deep and brag a little! (And when all else fails, remember you are Mighty and that worth is priceless.)

#MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #CheerMeOn #Caregiving #CheerMeOn #Grief #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Autism

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What is currently taking up more of your time and energy than you’d like?

We all have different levels of responsibilities, tasks, and daily chores that take up a portion of our day and brain space because, well, we just have to get them done. (Adulting is #fun!)

But, do you ever feel like there’s one or more of those things that take up much more time than it has to and could use a revamp or different approach?

Mighty staffer @xokat would love to find a way to make washing her hair (or, honestly, her whole showering routine in general) a little less draining. What about you?

#52SmallThings #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #selfcare #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #Caregiving

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What can you do for yourself today?

Choose from the options below (or add your own in the comments!):

🏆 Cheer myself on for surviving
☎️ Call or text a kind friend
🐶 Spend time with animals
📓 Write down my feelings
🚮 Throw out negative thoughts
☕️ Enjoy little pleasures
🗓️ Stick to a simple schedule
🌼 Look for inspiration in nature
🐌 Take it slow
💧 Drink plenty of water
🍒 Eat something nourishing

#MightyMinute #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #CheerMeOn #Anxiety #Depression #Grief #Caregiving #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Parenting #RareDisease #Disability

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Something I own but never use is...

Simplifying our lives requires us to examine and reflect on the different aspects of our daily routines, habits, and surroundings. This includes taking out, changing, or adjusting what we feel isn’t necessarily adding value to our day-to-day. That can even mean looking through our belongings to see what we have, but rarely (or ever) use.

As you take a look around your space, what can you find that you own that you don’t use or haven’t used in a really long time? What can you do with that belonging that will help simplify that “clutter”?

#52SmallThings #selfcare #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Caregiving #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #ADHD

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What’s the most frustrating aspect of your health journey right now?

Whether it’s waiting for an appointment, dealing with a new symptom or flare, tinkering with your medications, reworking your lifestyle/diet, or starting a new treatment, health comes with a whole lot of stumbling blocks.

What’s tripping you up right now? Mighty staffer @xokat has started seeing some new autoimmune symptoms which are a taking a hit on her self-esteem (but she’s working on building up that confidence again!).

#MentalHealth #MightyMinute #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Anxiety #Depression #RareDisease #Disability #Caregiving #CheckInWithMe #Insomnia #Trauma #Autism

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What area of your life could use some simplification right now?

Life in general is complex and multifaceted, especially when you live with one or more health conditions. This doesn’t mean, however, that EVERY aspect of our lives has to be at the same level of complexity. It can definitely be beneficial to simplify one or more areas to add balance and a little bit of breathing room.

From cleaning to your weekend schedule to your weekly meal plan, what areas in your life could use a little makeover?

#52SmallThings #selfcare #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #CheerMeOn #Caregiving #Autism

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