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Chronic Illness has a way of turning every day tasks upside down. I've set out on a mission to find items that will help make my life, and even pain management, at least a bit easier. Click to read more about my top 5 favorite gadgets for making the day to day of illness more manageable.

5 Useful Gadgets That Actually Make A Difference For Me

  *This post contains affiliate links. Your purchases through these links help keep this blog running, so thank you!* Chronic illness has single-handedly turned my health and day-to-day into a jigsaw puzzle. From navigating all my symptoms to pain management, life looks much different for me these last few years. Normal things that I used to never …

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If you're thinking of ways to work from home while chronically ill, Ivy's story of starting her own business is a great place to start! She shares how she started a business that worked for HER.

Behind the Maker: An interview with Ivy Cirillo

Every time the week comes for this series, I feel so much anticipation. I have so much excitement to share the talent and creations of these amazing humans AND I always love how inspiring their stories are. It takes guts and grace to make it through each day with chronic illness. And I know that it takes …

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Susan's novel, The Last Letter, is a story for the brave souls fighting Lyme disease. But it's also for their families - to gain understanding and insight into the struggles of their loved one.

Meet the Author: Susan Pogorzelski & The Last Letter

A few weeks back I had an email drop in my inbox from the lovely Susan Pogorzelksi, a Lyme author who released her book, The Last Letter back in September. She offered to send me a copy of her book and I am so happy to now share the love with another Lymie! I asked if she …

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Chronic illness can make the holidays complicated. Here's why I'm letting go of holiday expectations this Christmas and spending it at home.

Why I’m Letting Go of Expectations This Christmas

As a child, Christmas was such a magical time. The lights, the celebrations, the gifts (let’s be honest, who wasn’t giddy to rip open their packages each year?). Everywhere you looked, every store you entered, there were signs, sounds and smells – OH THE SMELLS – of the season. On Christmas morning our family had a …

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A Living Grace Christmas Giveaway!!

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. But don’t worry, it’s at no additional cost to you!* This giveaway has ended. If there’s anything we can all agree on, perhaps it’s that giveaways are so-stinkin-fun. Amiright?! The excitement. The anticipation. All of the FEELS! …

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There is so much beauty in giving gifts that are handmade by small business. This network of shoppers is near and dear to my heart as each shop owner lives with a chronic illness. So inspiring!

Christmas With Conscious Crafties

  There are several camps of Christmas shoppers, I’ve decided. There’s the uber planner who is done before Thanksgiving. The last minute, week of Christmas shopper. The gradual/early December shopper. And probably more. I feel like I gravitate toward the gradual/early December category, but honestly? I can be as last minute as they come. (face …

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Ignoring Injustice in the hopes these issues will just "go away" does nothing more than perpetuate what is already a problem. Emelda Coteau joins us on the blog from Live in Color to share her thoughts, and they are powerful and needed.

Ignoring Injustice Doesn’t Make it Go Away

  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke My friend and fellow blogger, Emelda and I connected this year through the colorful squares of Instagram – and I’m ever so glad we did. Her perspective as an Afro-Latina woman living in the U.S. has …

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Want a chance to win one of 11 health prize packs for the chronically ill? Enter from now through December 3, 2016!

HUGE Holiday Giveaway!

  Today I have something I have been DYING to share with you guys since September. The blogging network I belong to, Chronic Illness Bloggers Network, has organized a HUGE holiday giveaway! And guys, I’m not kidding when I say it’s FULL of fabulous prizes. From gift cards to coaching sessions, pain management products and health/vitamin …

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Are you facing a tough time? This resource was created with you in mind. To encourage and equip you with 3 essential tools to help you through. Download your free copy at livinggraceblog.com!

3 Gifts to Embrace In Tough Times

  If there’s anything that’s a given in life, it’s that struggle is guaranteed. In some capacity, we know that we we’ll face hardship, pain, and loss. That things won’t always be easy, happy or sunny. We’ll likely experience what it’s like to feel lonely in a crowded room. Or frustrated with a lack of understanding. …

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