A Healthy Summer with Your Chronic Illness

Summer is often thought of as a time for fun, play, and adventure. If you’re a parent, the kids are out of school and itching to go exploring. For those in colder climes, summer is when the snow is finally gone for good and it’s time to enjoy the parks and hiking trails. When it…

Relationships with a Chronic Illness- What I’ve Learned

Being in and maintaining a long lasting and meaningful relationship can be difficult, even for those who don’t have a chronic illness to deal with. I personally avoided getting into a long-term relationship for a long time for a few reasons. I feared the reaction that I would get once I told the person that…

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it Still be a Happy Valentine’s Day?

Chronic illness unfortunately affects a large portion of the adult population, with symptoms that range from severe pain from fibromyalgia to the extreme fatigue commonly accompanying Lyme disease. These conditions often drastically decrease the ability to perform daily tasks, function efficiently at work, or engage in beloved pastimes. Any of these obstacles alone can have…