COVID-19? Coronavirus? Try adding a different “co” to the mix—community.

Everyone’s got the “CO” on their tongues these days. It’s unavoidable. But rather than losing your thoughts to coronavirus-provoked ruminations and anxieties, let’s talk about the utility of exploring a “co” of a different kind—community.…

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Thought Point: Why It Makes Sense to Compare Yourself to Others

Introduction It is a commonly accepted piece of advice that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. But this has never resonated with me. I get the general premises that give rise to such a statement—that…

Thought Point: How Do You Blog?

It has always been the intent of this blog to get into the nitty gritty of what I’ve dealt with health-wise over the past three and a half years (everything went downhill September 2014 when…

Thought Point: On Finding Meaning through Chronic Illness

When you have a chronic illness, you’ll inevitably hit a point where your mental health starts to suffer. No one likes to be limited by factors outside of their control, and living with ongoing health…

Thought point: On Coming Out With Tickborne Illness to Healthcare Professionals

As I drove to my dental cleaning appointment earlier this week, I thought ahead to the questions that I knew would be coming from the dental hygienist: Any changes to your health? Are you on…

Thought Point: Am I lazy?

Illness or not, there’s a limit to how much energy an individual can have. There’s only so much you can do over the stretch of a day, and at some point you’ll have to drop…

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