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Chronic Illness

Mental Health

Food & Life



Make healthy eating easier when you have a chronic or mental illness.


I am so very excited to announce the release of a new book, that I had the privilege of contributing to!

Dear Chronic Illness is a compilation of letters by people that are chronically ill, to their respective illness.

This is a real, honest look at the individual way we...


Everyone needs sleep, regardless of whether you have a chronic illness, a mental illness, or are a typically healthy person.

Sleep is when our body heals and restores itself. Sleep also plays a critical role in our immune system, as well as our brain's ability to learn...


Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Okay, let’s be honest, life rarely goes according to plan.

When I started this blog I knew I couldn’t expect myself to post on any kind of strict schedule. Between my unpredictable health and mom life there were bound to be time...


Living with chronic and/or mental illness naturally leads to a wide array of feelings and emotions.

Many times it can be difficult to even pinpoint one particular emotion you are experiencing, more like you are a ball of emotional twine all rolled up together.

But there...


I have said it before and I will say it again, travel can be a great way to cope with mental health problems. A change of scenery really does wonders for me.

It must be addressed though, that travel can be difficult when you have a physical illness, like fibromyalgia....


As I am sure many others living with chronic illness can attest, looking for answers and relief can often feel like hitting a brick wall.

I was at this point yet again recently. The most my doctor has been able to do for me was to give me meds for the pain and suggest e...


If you have a family member, friend, coworker, or acquaintance that has a chronic illness you may wonder how you can help them.

If this is the case, I want to start by giving a whole hearted thank you! Many do not feel the need to offer help or support to the chronicall...


Sometimes it is really difficult to find the words to explain life with a chronic illness, or two, or three, or ten. So here are a few graphics interchange format {GIFs} to do it for us.

1. What is going through your head about 90% of the time

2. What it feels like when...


I was privileged to be part of the launch team for a new book specifically written for moms with chronic illnesses. How perfect is that for me?

The Sick Mom's Guide to Having Fun Again by Jen Hardy is truly a fantastic book.

Jen Hardy has had her website, Chronically Pos...

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Adriel Maldonado
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I am a wife, mom, writer, and amateur plant-based cook, living with multiple chronic and mental illnesses. 

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