Chronic Illness Articles

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....

Book On Humor And Healing

Book On Humor And Healing

I've long believed that humor is essential to healing well. Certainly nothing can help us feel better than a good laugh! But it's not always easy to be open to it. Blogger Carla Ulbrich helps us realize that it really isn't that hard....

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....

Review: Romance And Illness In "Love Simple"

Review: Romance And Illness In "Love Simple"

Chronic illness isn't portrayed often in movies, or at all really. I suspect there are a couple of reasons for this. Whenever a book or film portrays real challenges like chronic illness,...

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....

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....