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This Chronic Bodymind: How We Cope

Ours is an empire of foam, articulation, and assistive devices. Scheurmann’s kyphosis, lumbar spondylolisthesis, fibromyalgia, wildfire muscle cramps, muscle-boiling fasciculations, and peripheral neuropathy are constant companions for Stimpunk Ryan. As are sensory overwhelm and the effects of autistic burnout.

We adapt our worlds to our bodyminds through niche construction in our Cavendish Space. In this guide are the things we use to conserve spoons, stay below sensory thresholds, and get through each day. These are tested in the field of our disabled and neurodivergent lives. While attempting brevity, we’ll describe how each fits into our flow.

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Sensory Kit


  • Foam Ear Plugs
  • Loop and Vibes Ear Plugs
  • Noise-cancelling Headphones
  • AirPods
  • Sleep Mask
  • Bluetooth Sleep Mask
  • Sunglasses and Light-reactive Glasses
  • Beanie Hats
  • Stim Toys
  • Communication Necklaces

Pillows: Separate, Isolate, Bolster, Squeeze


  • My Current Coping Trio
  • Body Pillows
  • Head Pillows
  • Pregnancy Pillows
  • Reading Pillows
  • Neck Pillows
  • Microbead Pillows
  • Lunix Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow

Articulation & Surfaces


  • Articulation
    • Rolling Floor Stands
    • Monitor Arms
    • Gooseneck Phone Holders
    • Pillow Stands
    • Hands-Free Smartphone Neck Mount
  • Surfaces
    • Overbed Bedside Tables
    • Bed Desks
    • Pillow Desks
    • Tray Tables

Sitting, Standing, Walking, Rolling, Hauling, Relaxing


  • Sitting
    • Seat Cushions
    • Task Chairs
    • Portable Moon Chairs
  • Standing
    • Standing Mats
  • Walking
    • Cozy Slippers
    • Custom Orthotics
    • Motion Control Shoes
    • Yankz and Lock Laces
    • Accessible Shoes
    • Folding Walking Canes
    • Hiking Stick/Cane with Folding Seat
  • Rolling
    • Rollators
    • Wheelchair Upgrades
  • Hauling
    • Utility/Grocery Carts
    • Collapsible Wagons
  • Relaxing
    • Heating Pads and Blankets

Reaching, Gripping, Grabbing, Fastening, Finding, Opening, Lighting


  • Reaching, Gripping, Grabbing
    • Reaching Tool
    • Telescoping Back Scratcher
  • Fastening
    • Cane Holders
  • Tracking and Finding
    • Tile Trackers
    • Eyeglass Chains
  • Cutting and Opening
    • Utility Knives and Scissors
  • Lighting
    • Task Lighting
    • Room Lighting

Dressing, Eating, Hydrating, Hygiene


  • Dressing
    • Hoodies
    • Hoods
    • Thai Fisherman Pants
  • Eating
    • Microwave Rice Cooker
    • Microwave Ramen Cooker
    • Jailhouse Recipes
  • Hydrating
    • Water Bottles
    • Travel Mugs
    • Oral Rehydration Solution
  • Hygiene
    • Bidets

Begin with “Sensory Kit”

Begin the coping guide with “Sensory Kit“.