Better Living Through Snark

Chronic illness builds character like you wouldn't believe.

Compassion for the Darkness

It’s important to acknowledge the periods of profound darkness, because they so often get glossed over. Usually, the dark pits are only mentioned en route to some fun, Oprah-ready rebirth story, like a zeal for juicing or the founding of a sassy new handbag line. These stories are the worst. Read More

Darkness

Really excellent -- spot on. I so deeply hate the idea that my illness has some sort of prize at the bottom of it, as if being sick was like moldy cereal. My goal in life is to be an omen, not an inspiration.

Excellent points!

Excellent points!

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