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.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Personal · Recovery

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.

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

10 Things I Gave Up, and 10 Things I Took On, After I Went to Mayo Clinic

I believe in not just giving things up, but replacing them as you go along. I’ve discerned more about what does and does not work for me.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Personal · Social Justice

The Fundamental Attribution Error and Chronic Illness: The Importance of Education and Kindness

It’s easy to make assumptions about people, but it’s far more important to give people the benefit of the doubt.