#Adversity

Make a Place for Your Chronic Illness

Make a Place for Your Chronic Illness

The fact is, if you're living with chronic illness you are courageous. In the process of meeting life's challenges, you have learned and are continuing to learn how to meet your fears and move beyond them....

Wherever You Are, Be All There

Wherever You Are, Be All There

About finding hope, healing, renewal and redemption despite challenges in life, including chronic illness and other physical challenges....

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

One of the biggest mental traps I fell into after being diagnosed with chronic illness was that life as I knew it was over. There was some truth to this. I was diagnosed with chronic illness about 20 years ago and my life has never been the same. But that doesn't mean I've let go of my hopes and dreams....

How I Ran a 5K with Chronic Illness

How I Ran a 5K with Chronic Illness

I never expected to run a 5K race today. In fact, I never expected to run again in my life, period. Having battled chronic illness for 17 years and suffered a serious leg injury 10 years ago, running wasn't even on my radar....

Overcoming Big Challenges With Chronic Illness

Overcoming Big Challenges With Chronic Illness

I really don't like seasonal changes because some kind of house or yard work follows. All these outdoor chores can take a heavy toll on someone with chronic illness. I've been thinking about practical ways...

Don't Give Up

Don't Give Up

We all experience those moments of weakness where we give way to the groundswell of emotions arising from our illness or other forms of adversity. It can be so difficult to stay focused on healing well....

Positive for Prostate Cancer

Positive for Prostate Cancer

Last December I got the call that no one wants. The biopsy came back positive for prostate cancer. My world caved in. My brain shut down and my emotions ran to fear and depression....