The Unique Type of Loneliness That Comes With Chronic Illness It seems like getting familiar with loneliness is inherent in living the chronic illness life. This loneliness doesn’t come from being literally and physically alone, though I’m learning there is a decent … Continue reading

Equip Yourself With These 4 Breast Cancer-Fighting Apps Cancer doesn’t mark the calendar. It doesn’t care about your Thanksgiving plans and it definitely doesn’t hibernate. So even though Breast CancerAwareness Month is over, more than 250,000 women are still expected to be diagnosed with … Continue reading

The Anxiety of Leaving My House as a Person With Chronic Illness Every time I’m planning a trip away from home or a holiday, it terrifies me, especially if I’m traveling alone, because, put simply, I don’t trust my body. … Continue reading

Watch Video Author Toni Bernhard shares six common things people believe about having a chronic illness that aren’t true.

People Are Sharing Their Photos to Teach Others What Invisible Disabilities Really Look Like There’s no way to “tell” that someone has a disability, and many disabilities are completely invisible — however, based on the number of times people with invisible disabilities experience … Continue reading

3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Proves You Don’t Need Two Arms to Enjoy Halloween Scarlette’s costumes are a bit more creative than your average 3-year-old’s. Scarlette Tipton is like most 3-year-old girls: she enjoys singing and dancing, she watches “Moana” like it’s her … Continue reading

Tell Congress: Support Access to Marketplace Insurance Patients who rely on charities to cover their health care costs need help! Please send a quick note to your representative in Congress urging them to support the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act! … Continue reading

Reevaluating Your Relationship With Instagram When You Live With Chronic We’ve all been there. You’re lying in bed about to drift off to sleep when you decide to take one last peek at the ‘gram. You let out a big … Continue reading

On Being Thankful for My Spouse as a Chronic Illness Sufferer. Mr. Meena: husband, engineer, son, roller coaster fanatic, birdy daddy extraordinaire. My spouse is all of these things and more.  But his most recent title is “carer”.  My husband cares for … Continue reading

5 Ways to Treat Your Lungs to Fresh Air for Healthy Lung Month According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 90 percent of their day indoors where the air is often two to five times more polluted … Continue reading