Book Review: “The Things We Don’t Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths”

Hi everyone! How are you holding up with all the coronavirus craziness? Probably like many of you, I’ve been extra cautious and only leave the house for grocery shopping, infusions, and to pick up meds. And when I go, I have my Vogmask, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizer! I’m getting real tired of this pandemic, … Continue reading Book Review: “The Things We Don’t Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths”

5 Practical Ways to Launch Your Patient Advocacy Journey

So, you’re interested in becoming a patient advocate. That’s awesome! I truly believe that creating inspirational and educational content for others is some serious silver lining. Although you know that sharing your story will be amazing and empowering, starting your journey of patient advocacy can feel a little intimidating, too. Am I right? You’re about … Continue reading 5 Practical Ways to Launch Your Patient Advocacy Journey

Why I Don’t Identify with the Phrase, “My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me.”

There’s a phrase I hear quite a lot in the chronic illness community. This proclamation, for many, is one that summons strength, brings comfort, and conjures an inner resilience. And while I understand why this statement cultivates courage in the face of chronic illness, I do not believe these words are true for every individual. … Continue reading Why I Don’t Identify with the Phrase, “My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me.”