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3 Sacrifices I Refuse To Make With Chronic Illness

3 Sacrifices I Refuse To Make With Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic illness, you know a little something about sacrifice. Because of my chronic illness, I've learned to make a lot of sacrifices. I used to love mountain biking. But I had to give it up....

8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Chronic Illness

8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Chronic Illness

Who knew I would be grateful for having a chronic illness? Actually I wish I never got sick in the first place, but given that I am, I'm glad it has changed my life in some good ways....

Supporting A Spouse With Chronic Illness

Supporting A Spouse With Chronic Illness

In February of 2008, my husband, David, was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. We'd never heard of Psoriatic Arthritis until that day. I didn't even know how to pronounce it....

Why Support From Family and Friends Can Make A Difference

Why Support From Family and Friends Can Make A Difference

How much support do you receive from the people that matter most in your life? I have been blessed with a very supportive family and friends that may not always understand all aspects to being chronically ill, but accept me....

A Spiritual Approach to Holiday Blues

A Spiritual Approach to Holiday Blues

For almost everyone, the holidays create mixed, contradictory and ambivalent reactions. Many of us experience some degree of distress -- from low-level tension or irritability to sadness and depression. The most central issue in "holiday blues" is our internal expectations of what should be, but is not. This usually revolves around family and relationships....