How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity

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I’ve been sick for most of my life, and as such, illness ended up becoming a basic part of my identity: I was the sick girl, the one with all the weird symptoms and intolerances and diagnoses and treatments. The last several years, while I was full time healing from end stage Chronic Lyme Disease, my entire life revolved around illness.

So when I hit remission several months ago, it wasn’t just “Yay I’m better!” but also “Woah, now what?” Continue reading “How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity”

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Honoring our True Self & Transitioning from Illness to Wellness

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I hadn’t expected to open up the way I did when talking with Kami for her podcast The Wellness Crossing, but I’m so glad I did. There’d been some stuff that’d been weighing on my mind & I knew I needed to share. That’s why I’m so grateful that Kami gave me the perfect opportunity to Real Talk in this intimate heart-to-heart on healing & authenticity.  Continue reading “Honoring our True Self & Transitioning from Illness to Wellness”

5 Tips for Everyday Cooking with Chronic Fatigue

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Whatever challenges you’re facing in your own life you can: own it, honor it, and have fun with it.

If you’ve experienced chronic illness or fatigue, you know that cooking meals from scratch isn’t always an easy. Especially when navigating medical treatments and symptom flare-ups, maintaining a healing diet while healing can be a challenge. But real food is real medicine, so making nourishing meals has always been a top priority for me.

Easy to make (and digest!) recipes are staples in our home, as is self-care. So here’s my tips for everyday cooking while navigating chronic illness and chronic fatigue…  Continue reading “5 Tips for Everyday Cooking with Chronic Fatigue”

Chronic Illness & The Healing Power of Community & Kindness

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My pain was unusually high that day. Wonderhubs came home to find me curled up & crying on the living room floor. It was an all too familiar scene, but thankfully one that’s become increasingly infrequent. Thanks to my ongoing healing efforts, I have good days now; I also still have hard days. This was decidedly the latter. 

Or so I thought until I saw the package I’d received, which Wonderhubs had brought in for me. Wiping my eyes on the back of my sleeve (I keep it classy) I pried open the packing tape. Inside was a Lyme Don’t Kill My Vibe tote bag by friend & fellow Lyme Superhero, Melissa Cox (www.lipstickwarpaint.org) along with a card that concluded with the words, “P.P.S. Thank you for helping to heal this world.”  Continue reading…