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 · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious

Thanksgiving for My Times at Mayo Clinic 2.5 Years Ago, My First Dream Job 1.5 Years Ago, My Job Search and Moments with Loved Ones Now, and My Graduation in 6 Months

“There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed… / In my life, I’ve loved them all.” – The Beatles

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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 · Grad School · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery

Why and How It’s Life-Changing to Have People Believe in, Encourage, and Love You

To go through life well, you’re going to need people to struggle, triumph, laugh, cry, travel, sit, and grow with.