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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lifestyle Accommodations and Health Products That Make My Life More Manageable: Part 3

Part 3: Mental health. The free or low-cost accommodations and products that help keep my mood up.

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Tips and Encouragement for New or Returning Exercisers of All Health Statuses

A lot of us have fitness-related goals for the new year. Here’s how to get started, keeping chronic health conditions in mind if you have them.

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Lifestyle Accommodations and Health Products That Make My Life More Manageable: Part 2

Part 2: Physical health. The accommodations and products that make my body feel its best.