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Making Connections

Most chronic illness sufferers downplay their symptoms to avoid upsetting family and friends, this is why making connections with other individuals who also suffer from chronic illness is so important. I speak about my symptoms to my husband and online all the time. Unfortunately, I cannot be as open around my parents or my workplace... Continue Reading →

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Going the distance

As much as you may be doubting it right now, you are going the distance. You are much stronger than you give yourself credit for. When mental or physical health issues consumes your life and breaks you down. When you are in so much pain that you are nearly drowning. When you wonder how bad... Continue Reading →

Health is not a virtue

Health is not a virtue. Health is not simply a result of your good choices. It is luck. The biggest factors when it comes to health is genetics, income and trauma. Our control over our health is limited. Not all disabilities are visible, some people may be upset for being criticized for not being ‘good... Continue Reading →

What’s wrong with you exactly?

I visited family this weekend and got asked the following question: "What's wrong with you exactly?" It can be very difficult to explain what you are going through when you are put on the spot and you know very well that you don't look sick. Trying to explain that although you don't see it, I'm... Continue Reading →

You aren’t a burden

You aren't a burden. Please do not let the idea that you may be a burden to someone stop you for reaching out for support when you need it. The last thing your love ones want is for you to go out of your way to ease their imagined trouble. Your struggles do not burden... Continue Reading →

Depression and anxiety are a challenging

Depression and anxiety are a challenging.  Depression and anxiety can convince you that everyone in your life secretly hate you. I remember during a really bad episode as a teenager, I was convince that my own parents didn't want me. There is nothing further from the truth. No matter how much you believe everyone hates... Continue Reading →

Take care of yourself

Take care of yourself, then you can take care of others. In an airplane, if the masks fall, you have to wear your own mask before helping your child. In the same thing in life, if you are emotionally or physically exhausted, you will not be able to take care of anyone. Living in a messy... Continue Reading →

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