Blues or Depression? 8 Ways To Tell

Blues or Depression? 8 Ways To Tell

My senior year of college my Dad suggested I go to a therapist. He thought it might help me find some direction. During a hard college career that was interrupted by chronic illness, I changed majors three times, and still wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I...

Pushing Through Fear

The mountain in the photo here is Sundance Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a sentimental favorite because we hiked it just about every year with my Dad from childhood to just two years before he died. After he passed away we took some of his ashes...
10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

  Years ago, when I was pretty sick and unable to leave the house, a friend of mine would call once in a while to say, “I’m going to Wegman’s. Can I pick anything up for you?” That simple offer filled me with love. Most times I’d...

How Do You “Fire” A Doctor?

A Question for the Chronic Illness WranglerFrom Donia Schloot:How do you “fire” a doctor. Is it simply going to another doctor, or is it with an explanation before leaving? Craziest thing is that I’ve had to shop around for docs a lot. My medical records are like...