The Loneliness of Living with Chronic Illnesses & Pain

I was recently binge-watching a TV show on Hulu (I have a free trial month) as I got over the

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5 Tips for Reconnecting with a Sick Friend

One of the most painful things about being sick is having friends abandon you.  When I wrote 5 Reasons People

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“You Have Toothpaste In Your Hair”

The past week was hellacious for me. I felt trapped in my own body. I had a severe flare up

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What Chronic Fatigue Feels Like

What is chronic fatigue? My mom asked me this weekend what it feels like, and I had a hard time

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If It’s Okay to Cry About Physical Pain, It’s Okay to Cry about Depression Too

My holidays were great. I think I had one of my favorite Christmases ever with my family. I was happy.

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Lessons on Companionship, Compassion, & Community From The Twilight Zone

It can be lonely being a fan of The Twilight Zone. When I tell friends that I’m a fan, I

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5 Things I Learned In The Dark

This week, I was diagnosed with allergic conjunctivitis, which has exacerbated my eyes’ sensitivity to light.   I have spent many

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