Ways out of a World of Worries

Ways out of a World of Worries

At times, worry can seem like the whole world.  It can darken everything and make you feel like there’s no way out.  Whether you are afraid that people might treat you differently because of your health challenge, or are frustrated that there is no clear path to...
Here’s What I Remember From My First Seizure

Here’s What I Remember From My First Seizure

My name is Robyn, and I’m an epilepsy patient from Maryland, and this is my story. My story begins on the evening of December 30th, 2015. I was going into the kitchen, and then face planted between the kitchen and the family room. Apparently I had a seizure, but...
The Perils of Mental Health Self-Diagnosis

The Perils of Mental Health Self-Diagnosis

In this day and age, time with doctors is limited and so as a result Google can seem like the best option for diagnosis. The temptation for people to reach their own conclusions about their illness is strong. But here is why self-diagnosis is so dangerous! You may...
Why I Write About My Chronic Illness

Why I Write About My Chronic Illness

If I were to look back at my past and think about activities that I really enjoyed, writing would not be anywhere on the list. In fact I would say that it actually would be on the least liked list. And it was possibly on the list of things that I don’t do well!...
How to Find Self-Esteem Even During Chronic Illness

How to Find Self-Esteem Even During Chronic Illness

This post and image are graciously contributed by Ilse de Cock. Find more of Ilse’s writing about life with lupus in Dutch and English at LupusLeven.com My illness, lupus, can attack at any moment, in any organ, in every severity for the rest of my life. To me,...