Anxiety · Chronic illness

How Living With a Chronic Illness Helps Me Find My Purpose

  Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days of in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.” Although a single epiphanic moment would be nice, finding my purpose is an ongoing journey for me.   I always knew — from a relatively young age —… Continue reading How Living With a Chronic Illness Helps Me Find My Purpose

Anxiety · Chronic illness · Inspiring · Wedding

Lighthouses In The Storm

For someone who struggles with chronic and/or mental illness, a joyous day or a special occasion really can feel like a lighthouse in the storm that can be their life. It can act as a beacon of hope, reassurance that goodness exists and happiness is possible despite their difficulties. I had one of those days recently. And… Continue reading Lighthouses In The Storm

Anxiety · Chronic illness

To All The Medical Professionals Who See “Anxiety Disorder” on My Diagnosis List

Dear Medical Professionals, Yes, you read correctly, I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I was diagnosed at around age 12 but I have had anxious tendencies since I was a small child. As you can also see, I deal with several physical medical problems affecting my digestive and neurological systems. Unfortunately, I have encountered medical providers… Continue reading To All The Medical Professionals Who See “Anxiety Disorder” on My Diagnosis List