Learning to Love Your Chronically Ill Body

Written in honor of World Mental Health Awareness Day and World Arthritis Day 2019 – Learning to love your chronically ill body is possible. Here are some things to remember. Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About Pain – Chronic Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. 9/19/19 is Pain Action Day. I’m sharing my chronic pain story to help others understand what it is like to live with in pain. You are not alone. Continue Reading →

Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

MSW Interviews: Introducing professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer has RA, Fibromyalgia, and SPD; among others. Continue Reading →

Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

A Chronic Voice hosts a link-up party each month for those of us who are chronically ill. Sheryl’s writing prompts for August are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting. Continue Reading →

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work? Here are the alternative treatments I’ve tried that did not work to alleviate my disease symptoms. Continue Reading →

Letting Go With Chronic Illness Doesn’t Mean Giving Up

Letting Go with Chronic Illness – Learn to accept what you need and don’t need with chronic illness. Growth comes from making room for new things. Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is hard to understand. There are many things to consider when you’re chronically ill. These are things I never thought of until I got sick. Continue Reading →

My Flare Survival Kit

This is my flare survival kit, which includes medications, supplements, and things I need to make myself comfortable when flares hit suddenly. Continue Reading →

What Is A Flare?

A friend recently asked me, “What is a flare?” Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain. Continue Reading →

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound. Continue Reading →