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It’s not “Giving In or Giving Up”, the Myth of the Chronic Illness Superhero

Sorry if I disappoint you but there is no Chronic Illness Superhero. I guess the average sick person, who is struggling through, doing the best they can, just isn’t glitzy enough to make headlines. Actually, it seems that needing anything […]

Uh Oh. Something’s Not Right Here.

Hello everyone, Working hard to bring lots of insights and ways to find answers to living with chronic illness and the problems it brings. I have been temporarily delayed because of my start of dialysis treatments. To be honest, they […]

Glossary of Happiness

A Little Winter Treat

During this odd little week between Christmas and the New Year I found a nice little treat from the New Yorker that makes for good reading next to the fire: The Glossary of Happiness  by Emily Anthes This appeared in […]


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What are the best diets for 2018?

Article From: Science Dailyfood for arthritis

Date:  January 7, 2018


Source: Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, eating better is at the top of our list. But which diet plan is the best? A panel of health experts — on behalf of U.S. News & World Report — reveal the top-rated diets for 2018.   Whether you're dieting to lose weight or simply to improve overall health, sticking to a specific eating plan can be challenging. With so many diets to choose from, how can you tell which one will work for you? Read more here.

How can we overcome loneliness?

Article From: Medical News Today.com

Date: January 5, 2018depression chronic disease


Source: Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

Loneliness is a universal human experience that can affect us as badly as any physical ailment. As the new year commences, the faded hustle and bustle of the holidays can sometimes leave behind a sense of emptiness and isolation. So how can we overcome it? Read the full article here.


“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.”


“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

-Maya Angelou

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.”


‘ It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.”


“Health is a crown that the healthy wear, but only the sick can see it”
-Imam Shafi’ee

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