2017 Chronic Illness Gift Guide

Welcome to the Let’s Feel Better 2017 Chronic Illness Gift Guide Post! I’m Ilana. I have a chronic illness and an incurable Amazon addiction! All of these items are vetted by me after buying them to deal with my own disease. I wanted to keep all of the items affordable and something that I’d have…

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How Can I Keep Working with A Chronic Illness?

I sometimes describe my chronic illness as a three-year-old child on meth that only I can see. But as I’m sure many mothers would tell you (even of those whose toddlers are not addicted to meth) you do eventually become immune to constantly being distracted by something whose well-being you are entirely responsible for every…

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I’M BACK.

I know ya’ll mad that I haven’t updated. Don’t worry. I got a taste of my own medicine. That’s what happens when you disappear for a few months to do your thing and leave people wondering, when will she post again? What happened? Does she not realize readers are waiting? Yeah, well that’s exactly what…

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Nominate Me for Patient Leader!

If you’ve been following my work over the past few years between Global Genes, Chronically Smiling Care Packages, ChronicallyEmployed.com and my book on Surviving and Thriving with Chronic Illness (coming March 2018) please consider nominating me for WEGO Health’s Patient Leader Hero. I’ve been nominated in the past but would love to make the cut this…

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What Crashing Looks Like

It’s been a stressful month. Packing to move to a new apartment. Uncermoniously losing our apartment a week before move in. Having to find a new apartment in two days because we were leaving for the conference. Doing a speech and running on nothing but Ensure and Gatorade. Getting off the plane and immediately moving…

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