Tips for the Lowest of Lows When Depressed.

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”- Albus Dumbledore of Harry Potter. If you battle depression, you understand how even the smallest tasks become arduous challenges. These tips are for when you hit that particular low where it seems there’s no light at the endContinue reading “Tips for the Lowest of Lows When Depressed.”

The Blog Post I’ve Dread: My Weight Gain & Falling Ill.

Prior to falling ill, I had a fairly stellar physique. I worked out daily, completed all of p90x (an intense workout program,) and I ate extremely well because I had the energy and means to do so. I worked at my job frequently and supported myself financially. About four and a half years ago, myContinue reading “The Blog Post I’ve Dread: My Weight Gain & Falling Ill.”

How To Help Your Chronically Ill Friend.

Navigating chronic illness is a challenge in so many ways. Sometimes I forget it can be hard on my loved ones, too. If you want to be a supportive friend to your chronically sick friend, here are my personal tips. 1. Always validate their feelings and symptoms. You don’t have to know what to sayContinue reading “How To Help Your Chronically Ill Friend.”

How I Find Myself Amidst a Flare.

When facing chronic illness, there are often periods of times where symptoms are exacerbated. This is referred to as a “flare.” Flares can be brought on by things like stress, weather shifts, new medications, medical procedures, overexertion, and well, sometimes they just happen. As you can see, or may know firsthand, flares are not alwaysContinue reading “How I Find Myself Amidst a Flare.”