Emotional Support Animals (ESAs): Definitions ADA covers service animals, not emotional support animals. Use the link to FAQs for more information. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) offers this summary about their view of service, emotional support, and therapy animals. This post explains their definition of Emotional Support Animals. This article is a resource guide […]Coping… Continue reading Sensory Grounding Coping Strategy: (ESAs) Emotional Support Animals
Blending to Relax - Sensory Grounding Coping Strategy I've been pretty quiet here the last few weeks. Part of it was stress from trying to build the e-commerce store while staying inspired as I learned the ins and outs of SEO writing and marketing. Part of it was stress from a few different posts about… Continue reading Blending to Relax, Gardening for Inspiration
It probably doesn't seem like the type of topic to write about here, but racism is a valid topic because it causes stress, tension, emotional distress, and challenging work/life environments that can negatively impact an individual or group of people's lives. Racism these days is not always obvious or clear these days, but it exists and impacts people all the time.
So what is trauma-informed care? My Definition: trauma-informed care means finding providers who listen actively and with compassion, accept me and my experiences as real and valid, and work with me (instead of blaming me or disregarding my concerns) through different challenges associated with getting medical care. Here are some definitions from Harvard Medical School… Continue reading Trauma-informed Care – and why we all deserve it
Acknowledging a problem I've been having a lot of conversations with family, co-workers, providers, friends and mentors about life in the "new" world. Many of my family members and friends live in "hot spots" like New York and Massachusetts. They are not young, and some fall into the "vulnerable" group. More than a few relatives… Continue reading Resilience and Strength in knowing who we are and what we have is enough