The Trials and Joys of Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

Being flexible and developing a support network are crucial

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How I Learned to Thrive With Crohn's Disease

Reducing stress and following a holistic lifestyle routine help me live well with this debilitating condition.

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Endometriosis Made My Pregnancy High Risk

I didn't realize that getting and staying pregnant would prove the most frightening experience of my life

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For Now, I’m Managing my Unpredictable Chronic Illness With Yoga and Mindfulness

The breathwork and focus of Kundalini yoga are helping me thrive, despite my sarcoidosis diagnosis.

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How Balloon Kyphoplasty Gave Me My Life Back After My Vertebral Compression Fracture

A freak accident left me bedridden, but this minimally invasive treatment let me start living again.

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How Helping Other People Allows Me to Manage My MS Symptoms

Working toward a cure for multiple sclerosis has become my life's work — and it also makes me feel better

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How I Overcame Anal Cancer and Threw a Huge Party

No one ever told me my HPV diagnosis could lead to anal cancer. Now I'm on a mission to educate people, save lives and dispel the stigma around this increasingly common disease.

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Perimenopause Is Like the Weather: It Can Be Terrible, but It Will Pass

I've suffered from PMS for most of my life, and perimenopausal depression is worse.

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Working as a Rainbow Doula Lets Me Be Myself

I love creating a safe space in the birthing room, empowering my LGBTQ+ clients and advocating for them during the birth process.

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I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail From Home. Here’s How You Can, Too.

My phone is helping me complete the 2,190 mile virtual hike, starting from my own front door.

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You Can't Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.

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When a Cough Turns Out to Be More Than Just a Cough

Listening to my body and insisting on a chest X-ray led to early detection

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Finding Support to Get Through Metastatic Breast Cancer

Working with horses helped me cope with my life-changing diagnosis

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My Decision to Remove My Breast Implants

I loved my implants for a long time, but they no longer fit my lifestyle

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My Perspective on the Most Challenging Time in My Life: My Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Having a serious illness can change your outlook

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