Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Short-term/Acute Illness

A Moment of Learning to Live (Visibly and Differently) with Less Shame

I was tired of saying goodbye to help and hello to societal expectations that give me unnecessary pain – so I stopped.

Mental Health · Recovery · Short-term/Acute Illness

Guest Piece: What Stresses You Out? 4 Self-Care Strategies for Modern Day Worries

We typically stress about four things—our country’s future, money, work, and politics. This is where self-care comes into action.

Book Recommendations · Chronic Illness · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Short-term/Acute Illness

Fighting for the Present in the Middle of the Past and Future

We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Eating with Dietary Restrictions · Personal · Products · Recovery · Short-term/Acute Illness

Deliciously Living a Low-FODMAP Life to Reduce IBS Symptoms (Resources and Recipes Included!)

I began an IBS-specific diet recently and it’s actually been helpful. Here are some recipes and pieces of wisdom for you.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Short-term/Acute Illness

Don’t Forget About Other Aspects of Your Health as You Face Your Illness(es)

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. My story is a reminder to keep up with all aspects of health.