The Courage No One Sees

They say courage doesn't always roar. If we listen carefully though, everyone is battling something. And I know now, to never take for granted the struggles some people face, even when I can't see them. For many years, I lived with what people would call an "invisible illness." In the fall of 2012, I relapsed with … Continue reading The Courage No One Sees

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On Being Misunderstood

All my life, for better or worse, I have been quietly paralyzed by this question, “How will they see me?” But then seven years ago, when I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme, I didn't want to face the world. Because I was now beset with this mostly invisible, mysterious, controversial illness that had half my doctors … Continue reading On Being Misunderstood

10 Insights on Invisible and Mysterious Illnesses

Just look around.  Chronic illness is rampant.  It's so sad.  We're managing illness rather than preventing it.  Autoimmunity is on the rise.  We might be living longer, but not exactly better. In the midst of all of this, there's a subset of illnesses that I call "invisible and mysterious" that is surprisingly everywhere, too. By this, I'm referring … Continue reading 10 Insights on Invisible and Mysterious Illnesses