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Chronic Illness, Mindset, Routines & Structure

Tools That I Use To Manage My Chronic Illness – 4 Minute Read

We all have days that don't go as planned. Our bodies or minds don't cooperate which makes is hard to stay on top of the tasks at hand. I've always found that following a pattern and using the resources around me allowed me to sometimes still make some sort of progress even on the bad… Continue reading Tools That I Use To Manage My Chronic Illness – 4 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Mindset

Fearing What Is Ahead With Chronic Illness

If you know me or have followed any part of my journey you probably know I am an optimist. I've always felt like the glass being half full is the better option when taking on the challenges of living with a chronic illness. We have so much negative around us at times that it just… Continue reading Fearing What Is Ahead With Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Mindset, Triathlon

Finding The Ability To Overcome Adversity With Chronic Illness

Over the last few months, life has not been easy for me, and it is starting to wear on me. Between my Crohn's disease is in a minor flare, my asthma making it hard to breathe daily, my arthritis causing all my joints and bones hurt, and a back injury which I am trying to… Continue reading Finding The Ability To Overcome Adversity With Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure

Chronic Illness Job Hours – 24/7 (4 Minute Read)

Last night after I finished dinner, I was getting in some much-earned rest and relaxation after a long day of work. My brain was fried, and my body was exhausted. Then while sitting there, perfectly comfortable, and while this felt perfect, it was interrupted. My phone starts beeping and vibrating, so I reach down and… Continue reading Chronic Illness Job Hours – 24/7 (4 Minute Read)

Chronic Illness, Uncategorized

Patient To Patient Conferences Are The Best – University Of Michigan

For years I have been following Doctor Peter Higgins at the University of Michigan IBD Center. I’ve had the honor of meeting him a couple of times at various conferences for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and ostomy related advocacy that I do. This year Dr. Higgins and his team invited me to take part in… Continue reading Patient To Patient Conferences Are The Best – University Of Michigan

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure, Uncategorized

Winners Never Quit Isn’t True When Living With A Chronic Illness

Being a winner with chronic illness isn’t an easy task, yet it’s something that many people think should be the case when looking at those who are battling a disease. They say things like “It’s mind of matter” or “Have you tried (insert something ridiculous here)?” Meanwhile they don’t know the reality of fighting every… Continue reading Winners Never Quit Isn’t True When Living With A Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, General, Work & Finance

Why I Tried Ride Sharing With Lyft And Uber, And 4 Reasons I Think It Is Great With A Chronic Illness

There are times we can all use a little extra money in our pockets. Life can be expensive and living with a chronic illness just adds on to all the bills. This is why I wanted to see what it was like to drive for Lyft and Uber recently, and why I wanted to share… Continue reading Why I Tried Ride Sharing With Lyft And Uber, And 4 Reasons I Think It Is Great With A Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure

How A Nightly Routine Improved My Health And Career With Chronic Illness

Many patients ask me how I've overcome my chronic illnesses. This is a simple question, and one of the simple answers is my nightly routine. It's a habit I have created that has truly helped my mental and physical health, all while putting me in the best position for success with the adversity I face… Continue reading How A Nightly Routine Improved My Health And Career With Chronic Illness