Archive for category: Chronic Illness

How Setting Boundaries Helped Me Rebuild My Health and Relationships

For years, I pushed past the limits of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My health and friendships suffered. Setting boundaries was the key to getting both back.

Call Me A Biohacker, Not A Sick Girl

When you're facing a lifetime of illness, sometimes, you've got to glamorize what you're going through not to feel stuck in the sick life.

What Real Friendship Looks Like When You’re Chronically Ill

The best friends you can have when you're dealing with a health condition are the ones who can support you where you are.

Donating A Kidney Only Made This Ultramarathoner Faster

Ultramarathon runner Tracey Hulick is here to tell you that everything you think you know about donating a kidney is wrong.

What I Learned From Psychedelics About Living With Chronic Illness

Sometimes, to learn to cope with a chronic illness like lyme disease, you need to wander off the beaten path.

The Disabled People Turning to Witchcraft and Magick

Worldwide, an increasing number of disabled people are embracing Wicca and spellcraft as a way to make sense of their place in the world.

It’s Amazing How Validated I Feel When TV Gets Chronic Illness Right

A recent GLOW episode finally showed me what a respectful media portrayal of migraines looks like, and I felt seen.

Surviving Is A Noble Fight

The ultimate lesson I've learned from a life fighting diabetes, heart disease, and depression? I'm worth it.

What My Yoga Teacher Taught Me About Managing Chronic Illness

You can't go through life giving 100% all of the time. All warriors need a break.

Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Action movie star John Wells has the spinal curvature of an 80 year woman. Through fitness, he stays ahead of scoliosis.

When It Comes To Health, It’s Time To Hold Hollywood To A Higher Standard

The cavalier way that movies and television fictionalize illness and disability spread misinformation, reinforce stigma, and lead to real-world deaths.

Girl’s Got Guts

After her diagnosis with Crohn's and IBD, Tina Aswani Omprakash started blogging to help others cope with their illness with humor and gratitude.