How Envy Helped Me Learn to Live Life With Lupus

How Envy Helped Me Learn to Live Life With Lupus

I can’t keep denying it: I am envious. I envy my friends, my parents and my little brother. Not a very pretty emotion. However, it can not be ignored. My envious feelings make me act bitchy, make me upset, frustrated and angry. I experience this feeling because the...
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Starting College With Chronic Conditions

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Starting College With Chronic Conditions

Ruthy is a university student, blogger, and self-described geek girl living in the UK. She also suffers from multiple chronic conditions. It’s not easy to keep up with college when you’re feeling your best, let alone when your mind and body are feeling the effects of...
14 Reasons to Feel Better About Life (Even With Chronic Illness)

14 Reasons to Feel Better About Life (Even With Chronic Illness)

During my teen years, there was a few times when I wanted nothing to do with life. Life was my worst enemy. Waking up every day and sharing breathing space with other people who ‘didn’t understand me’ was a daily struggle. I invested all of myself into...
6 Common Misconceptions About Chronic Illnesses

6 Common Misconceptions About Chronic Illnesses

More often than not, chronic illness and chronic pain go hand-in-hand, so when I use the term ‘chronically ill’, I’m also including people who are in chronic pain. My hope is that it won’t be long until these common misconceptions become uncommon ones, as...
I Choose Joy

I Choose Joy

This post is graciously contributed by Kaleb Proctor. Kaleb is 17 and struggles with dysautonomia, a condition that causes failure of the central nervous system. Find him at fallingscalesacts918.blogspot.com and at facebook.com/DysautonomianWarrior I had an epiphany...