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.

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 · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery

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.