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Ava Meena

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. ...

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

"I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, ...

What’s a Typical Day Like When You Have a Disability?
Katie M. Golden

What’s a Typical Day Like When You Have a Disability?

Out of everything that was asked of me, I found answering this question to be the most important. “Describe what you do in a typical...

10 Tips for Friends and Family Supporting Someone With IBD
Natalie Hayden

10 Tips for Friends and Family Supporting Someone With IBD

It's my hope that after reading this article, you'll feel more comfortable approaching family members and friends with inflammatory bow...

Tips for Preparing for the Holidays When You're Chronically Ill

After living with my chronic illnesses for 6 years, I figured out a low-fail plan that makes executing all those seasonal tasks less st...

Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future
Natalie Hayden

Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future

When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Croh...

On Reaching Remission of Crohn's Disease: Tragedy and Triumph

Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet m...

Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare
Katie M. Golden

Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare

When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't. 

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job
Katie M. Golden

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feelin...

Marcia Mangum Cronin

Women's March on Washington: Why I Marched

One woman shares her story about her experience during the Women’s March on Washington.

The Day That Changed My Life Forever

The Day That Changed My Life Forever

Childhood schizophrenia is relatively rare, and the parents of children with schizophrenia can feel alone. One blogger and mental healt...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Women

When Bad Things Happen to Good Women

Author Carole Brody Fleet's new book gives advice on what to do when bad things happen to good women.

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