The MEANING of Life?

We believe our illnesses separate us from the rest of society, but in a myriad of ways, beneath the details pertaining to how we identify ourselves, we all remain very much alike -a realization forcing me to acknowledge a deeper truth: Underneath it all, I am no different than any other person, despite the horrendous... Continue Reading →

For the Young, Sick, and Brave

Regardless of how bizarre our rapidly changing dreams were growing up, one factor was most likely present in most: The visions of our futures most definitely did not include a life-changing illness, becoming debilitated at a time when our young peers are running marathons, being imprisoned during the years we somewhat ignorantly believed we were... Continue Reading →

Hops: Nature’s Friendly Painkiller

As someone who has lived with chronic muscle, joint, and nerve pain, I am constantly on the look out for any effective natural pain relievers. Over the counter pain killers not only cloud my head, but they fail to take away my pain. In fact, drugs such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, and Excedrin only put... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia’s Role in Chronic Illness

After the initial hurt of breaking up with a romantic partner, we have an almost instinctual tendency to remember all of the bad times about the relationship rather than the good ones. Oddly, on the other hand, when illness forces us to break up with the familiarity of our old lives,  we have an almost... Continue Reading →

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