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The Healing Art of Massage

The Healing Art of Massage

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. When you rub your hands together or pat yourself to create heat, you're doing massage. When you rub a toe you've stubbed, or rub a baby's back, you're doing massage....

Cultivating Gratitude With Chronic Illness

Cultivating Gratitude With Chronic Illness

Somehow it seems counter-intuitive to feel grateful for having a chronic illness. After all it can change your life in so many not-so-good ways. That is how I looked at chronic illness before I was diagnosed....

Staying Well When Travelling

Staying Well When Travelling

I like getting away, taking a break from the regular routines and demands of daily life. It doesn't matter if it's a vacation or business travel. The problem is that traveling can sometimes spell disaster for those of us with chronic illness....

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....

Helping Others with Chronic Illness

Helping Others with Chronic Illness

Among those with chronic illness there are many people that selflessly reach out, lift, inspire and heal. They are humble and empathetic, caring and understanding....

Getting Sick When You're Sick

Getting Sick When You're Sick

Not much about chronic illness surprises me anymore. But there is one thing that happens that always seems to catch me off guard. Getting sick....

Growing Through Adversity

Growing Through Adversity

It's strange how we get used to living with challenges. We have to expect adversity in our lives. Especially if you have a chronic illness. But we can choose how we respond to it and can grow from it....

An Unexpected Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

An Unexpected Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

I was an invulnerable 44 year old male with a strong career and seemingly everything under control. Then in October of 2006 I found out how little control I truly had. What I did have was an unexpected diagnosis of prostate cancer....