Autoimmune Flares

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.

Life limitations with fibromyalgia and MECFS

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.

Quote by Pearl S. Buck

My Several Worlds Is Heading In A New Direction

Finding joy in the aftermath of incurable illness has been very hard, but I am still a global citizen of the world, and I have much to offer readers that are interested in expat life and teaching abroad, and in regards to living with chronic illness.

This article offers information on how to keep track of your energy output and how you can work on pacing to keep your pain levels manageable.

Chronic Illness – Pacing For Pain Management [Updated 2020]

Today’s post is about chronic illness and pacing for pain management and why it’s important to people who are chronically ill, like me.

Carrie Kellenberger Invisible Illness

70 Facts About My Invisible Illness You Might Not Know [UPDATED 2020]

This post is for everyone who suffers from invisible illness and chronic illness – Here are 70 facts about Ankylosing Spondylitis that affect me. 2015-2020

Carrie Kellenberger - Living Abroad with Chronic Ilness

Dealing with Chronic Illness Abroad: A Lesson in Patience

Dealing with chronic illness abroad is the worst. No matter what I do, it’s a never ending cycle of ear infections, chest infections, acute chronic pain, and never ending trips to the doctors.

Gua Sha - Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: My Experience With Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Dr. Tzu demonstrated a scraping method called Gua Sha. Its principles are similar to those of cupping and has similar effects on the body.

traditional Chinese medicine - cupping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: My Experience With Cupping

My experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. Cupping is used to bring blood flow to the muscles and skin, which effectively drain excess fluid and toxins from deep connective tissues.