On Being Misunderstood

All my life, for better or worse, I have been quietly paralyzed by this question, “How will they see me?” When I went through a season of chronic illness, the last thing I wanted was to be seen. Here I was, a life that had been built around the approval of others, now felt out … 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