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A Letter from an Alum to Current Students

A few years ago, I was asked to give advice to current high schoolers at my alma mater. I shared how much I’d changed.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery

What I Almost Named My Blog Five Years Ago

How did I end up with “Illness to Wellness”? Others believed in me – and now I do, too. The name I almost used doesn’t make sense anymore.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Social Justice

Dear Professors, Please Don’t Consider Our Accommodations “Special Needs”

We, your students, long for full inclusion and an embrace of us and our gifts – and that’s different from what we’re usually getting.

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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.

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How I’m Learning to Radically Accept My Life as a Young Adult With Fibromyalgia

I wrote this article back when I was on leave from school. Though my situation has changed, the core message is the same: I am enough. Even if I can do nothing, I am enough.