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December 9, 2013
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“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison…When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both.” — Nelson Mandela Last week, I said

December 4, 2013
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Being sick is miserable. Being sick means that you’re tired — emotionally tired, physically tired, spiritually tired. Tired of being sick. Tired of people telling you that you’re not really sick, that it’s in your head. Or telling you that you don’t have to be sick anymore, you can heal through prayer, with more discipline,

November 25, 2013
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It is the week of Thanksgiving and gratitude is all around us.  As a person who is committed to a daily gratitude practice and credits that practice with creating the space for a shift out of the worst of my health crisis, I look around at this time of year and wonder if people are

November 20, 2013
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Let’s face it, being sick in any form is a lonely and isolating thing. Illness separates us from the people we love, the activities we love, and even from the former self we used to be. One of the most important things in overcoming the isolation is learning how to reach out, and make connection,

November 13, 2013
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Greetings Everyone, The most rewarding thing about our Indiegogo project so far is the connections that are being created just by getting out there and sharing our message.  My favorite are the great questions that come in. Here is one: “Lindsay, did you ever feel like giving up?” Ouch, that’s a biggie. But the answer

November 1, 2013
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Greetings Everyone, The Team and I put together a little “quick-draw” video in support of our crowdfunding campaign (please check it out at indiegogo).  In it, I talk a bit about my my personal story, what I mean by Chronic Wellness, and why it’s so important to me. I’m so focused on creating a map

October 8, 2013
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Is “xo” insensitive to chronic illness? An unexpected thing happened on the way to launching our new website.  I received some early feedback from a reader who was “aghast” to see I had signed a note to visitors with a little “xo” before my name. The reader felt that using “xo” was too casual, presumptively

September 19, 2013
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I get asked all the time if I think I am “healed” from Lyme.  This question brings up a lot for me, including whether there is such a thing as “post-Lyme” or “post-illness” and if so, what that may be? At one level, this seems like a simple question, especially in a world where we

September 4, 2013
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Chronic Wellness Journal Journal Entry 1: Finding Healing Hope at the foot of the tree that survived 911 As those of you following us on Facebook have seen, I traveled across the country with my family to the 911 Memorial in NYC. My husband is a firefighter and his father and grandfather were San Francisco firefighters before

September 4, 2013
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As those of you following us on Facebook have seen, I have had an incredibly busy summer, from following my oldest child who is 13 years old across the country to a coveted 10 day baseball tournament in Cooperstown New York, to attending the Firefighter Olympics in San Diego, all the while trying to manage family,