Morning, all! For anyone unaware, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day was on the fourteenth. Obviously, my relationship with this incurable disease has evolved over the years. Having to take over the daily functioning of a vital organ every day for the rest of your life once you’re diagnosed is a […]Read More Happy National Diabetes Awareness Month!
Thoughts on white allyship in the antiracism movement, coming from a former criminal defense attorney and civil rights activist. I discuss George Floyd, Rush Limbaugh, slavery, segregation, white privilege and more.Read More White Person to White Person: Let’s Talk!
Warning: This post involves some self-pity and defensiveness coming from a white woman. If you bear with me ’til the end, I think you’ll find comfort in the fact that I snap myself out of it and try to encourage others to do so as well. But if you’re in no mood to hear about […]Read More When You’re Feeling Like an Ineffective Ally
Okay, I admit it: I’m self-obsessed. I would say that I’m narcissistic to boot, but I certainly do not have an inflated sense of self-worth, and I’d also like to think that I’m pretty empathetic. And yet, even though I know I’m not the bee’s knees, I still think and talk about myself ALL. THE. […]Read More A Whole New Level of Self-Obsession
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: July 8, 2018 As I read journalist Ben Mattlin’s fantastic new book, In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance, this past week, it made me think about my own interabled marriage. Mattlin describes an “interabled couple” as one […]Read More Interabled Couples and Families
Hi again, everyone! While half of our dynamic duo is still on her hiatus (during which time, she’ll be creating and starting her own online nutrition-based education/coaching system – Go, Nikki!), the other half, Kate, is here to give you our fifth podcast episode, “Self-Hate and Female Rivalry.” This podcast episode focuses on how we, […] […]Read More Check Out Episode 5 of Our Podcast, “Self-Hate and Female Rivalry” — Hammer Time with Nikki and Kate
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: June 3, 2018 Ok, so I have been going around for quite some time, claiming to feel like I am an active mind and spirit trapped inside a diseased body. I’ve made this claim, knowing full well that I could have it a lot worse: I could actually have become […]Read More The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
What if a VR game existed that could teach the user empathy towards others?Read More Could We Teach Empathy Through VR?