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February 15, 2019

Marriage is a challenging endeavor. You pick one person to take on life with and that includes the ups and the downs. It is easy to stand at the alter and vow before family and friends on your wedding day to love and honor – in sickness and health. It is part of the deal, but the application is much harder than just saying the words.

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December 22, 2018

There are many people who struggle around the holidays. As human beings we have experienced loss. Perhaps someone we loved has passed away or friends (or even family) have parted ways meaning things are no longer the way they used to be. Something is missing. Those of us with chronic illnesses tend to struggle a little more as we have more losses i...

November 28, 2018

For the month of November people tend to focus on being grateful, thankful for certain things, people, happenings in their life. They focus on the good and the positive. For those of us with chronic illnesses it can sometimes be difficult to find the light in the darkness. Sometimes we are thankful for our pjs, a soft fuzzy blanket, our pets, a fri...

November 24, 2018

Isolated, jaded, and misunderstood. Chronic illness has somehow changed me, altered my personality and my outlook on life. Dysautonomia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Chronic Pain have really worn me down. I am so exhausted and frustrated with my own body. I am trapped. Day after day of this is just so damaging to the soul. It was the thing that no o...

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