Thank You for Being Just One


This post wraps up the week of giveaways for Invisible Illness Awareness Week. To say I am exhausted is an understatement. Yes, I have pushed “too” far Which means my whole body aches. I can barely move an arm or leg. I am tired. My skin even hurts. I could make an entire blog post […]

Can You Really Work While Coping with Illness?


How can you keep working when your invisible illness is causing pain or is no longer invisible? If you haven’t yet been introduced to Rosalind Joffe, M.E., I am excited to get to be the one to let you know about her resources and heart for those who have an invisible illness. She is a […]

Who Am I If I Can’t Do That Anymore?


If something that is really who you are is lost, due to illness, how do you find it again so you can keep yourself? Vicki Chandler is an author of blog Mental Illness Mom 2 Mom and Heart Eyes: Beth and the Bullies. She is also an e ducator at Cairn University. I am honored […]

Is Life With Invisible Illness Too Disorganized?


Feel like you are always one step behind, remembering things at the last minute–if at all? Losing important things that you put in a ‘safe place’? I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! gives a light-hearted perspective on the problem of clutter and disorganization, offering practical strategies to organize […]

Want to be a Mom Despite Chronic Illness?


The desire to be a mom can be intense, but your invisible illness may make you confused and reluctant. Get your questions organized and let go of the worries. Parenting. When I was first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 24… my first question for the doctor was “Will I be able to have kids.” […]

How I Discovered My Doodles Were Meant For More


This week we have had the opportunity to share the stories behind the goodies we have given away. There were a lot of books. So many of us find our voice in actual words. But I know I have been inspired to see the other gifts people have discovered– photography, candle-making, jewelry, art… Doesn’t it […]

Illness and Family: From Parenting to Marriage


We try to be good parents and spouses, but what happens when you see your life crumbling before you? We all give it a good shot. But what happens when you feel your husband pulling away or your child is hiding behind his closed door playing video games for hours and hours? Living with a […]