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There Is Always Purpose To Your Pain

By Nicole

Pain. We can’t always explain why our bodies, hearts, or minds hurt. Sometimes we can’t control the hurt… even when that hurt becomes debilitating. And there are legitimate circumstances where there seems to be no end to it. There are legitimate reasons that you can’t control. You know that feeling where your body won’t cooperate. […]

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How Chronic Illness Turned Me Into An Introvert

By Nicole

Chronic illnesses affect us in more ways than one. It’s not just your nervous system. It’s not just your cardiovascular system. It’s not just your muscles or digestive tract. Chronic illness affects your mind. It damages how you view yourself. It damages how you relate to others. It causes angst just being in public, especially […]

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

By Nicole

If there was one phrase that I most often heard during my twenties, it would be: “but you don’t look sick.” To anyone with unexplained, undiagnosed, autoimmune or “hidden” health problems, this phrase is in and of itself cringe-worthy. No, I didn’t look sick. Not until my face went pale while my eyes rolled in […]