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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....

Get Moving With Chronic Illness

Get Moving With Chronic Illness

To most people getting fit with chronic illness sounds like an oxymoron. The old me thought that people that were chronically ill simply did not exercise, ever! But experience has taught me that exercise is key...

My Journey To Fitness With Chronic Illness

My Journey To Fitness With Chronic Illness

Everyone knows exercise is important to living long and healthy life. But if you have a chronic illness exercise can be more complicated than putting on a pair of running shoes and hitting your favorite trail....

Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

Fifty million Americans have pain; chronic pain, lasting six months or longer and 25 million Americans experience short-term pain from injuries or surgeries annually. Women tend to experience daily pain, miss work because of pain and develop conditions that cause chronic pain. If you experience pain with your chronic illness, as most of us do, you may not always want to complain to your physician....

5 Steps To a Healthier You

5 Steps To a Healthier You

Balance in all things is critical to maintaining health, not only physical health, but emotional and spiritual health as well. In the hectic drive of today's world, many women forget to take care of their most important asset, themselves. In an effort to help woman of all ages learn to take care of and nurture themselves, here are 5 easy ideas you can use to bring balance and harmony into your life....

9 Steps to Help Harness the Healing Power of Physical Activity

9 Steps to Help Harness the Healing Power of Physical Activity

One of the most potent forms of medicine isn't something you can buy at a pharmacy or get at the doctor's office. No one else can give you this medicine or perform its magic for you. It's movement, simple physical activity that can have profound healing effects. And it's something only you can do for yourself....