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#SummerofYA Book Review: Saint Anything by @SarahDessen

 There’s no question why Sarah Dessen is called the Queen of YA. If you read any of her books, it’s clear that she’s a master at crafting a story with relevant plots, engaging dialogue, and characters that seem to have been plucked from real life. 416 more words


#SummerofYA Review: Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey is an important book in the discussion of “The New Normal.” I knew this book was about mental illness before I started it, but I didn’t realize how honest it would ring true. 318 more words


Five Tips for Starting a Conversation with Me and with Others Who Have a Disability

Being in a hospital context for four weeks post surgery, I was very used to people and other patients knowing about my condition and why. Also, I was always around people who were used to talking to people who had experienced trauma, or were in that situation themselves. 2,087 more words



Can you blame me if some days I just want to disappear?
Would you still like me if I wasn’t as bubbly as I seem, not as cut out as you see? 31 more words


TCOB (Taking Care of Business)

My relocation to Italy begins like any other move: accompanied by feelings of disorientation and laden with tasks designed to establish some kind of new normalcy. 791 more words


The New Normal

Appointments with my medical team shape each day in rehab. With my physios, both on land and in the pool, our focus is on recovering movement. 643 more words


The New Normal

What comes up a lot at doctor visits and in all the groups I attend is the phrase, “the new normal”. Seems to be very popular amongst the cancer world. 173 more words

Young Female With Cancer