#Inspiration

The Face of Chronic Illness: Kelly

The Face of Chronic Illness: Kelly

It's difficult for people without a chronic illness to understand the challenges involved until it's personalized. Chronic illness can drastically alter your daily routines and chronic pain...

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...

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...

Recognize Sources Of Healing Around You

Recognize Sources Of Healing Around You

I had just gone through another round of specialized tests for my arthritis symptoms which had been escalating in intensity over the Winter. The results were inconclusive. No clear patterns. No diagnosis. No ready treatments. No answers. The only proof I had was the unrelenting pain...

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....

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....