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Chronic Illness

Mental Health

Food & Life



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


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...


What Does Depression Feel Like?

It is like having an evil presence living inside of your own mind.

You may have periods when this evil creature goes into hibernation. You feel happy, you feel free.

But then he wakes up. Maybe something bad happens in your life and it shak...


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....


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...


In the past I have heard many mention the benefits they gained from gratitude journals. I thought it was a nice idea, but I didn't think it was something I really needed to do. I try to think positively most of the time. Sure I have bad days, but I generally look on th...


From a young age many of us are aware that we will grow old, get sick, and possibly even lose our minds.

Or at least we are aware our memories will not last forever.

We have a lot of time though, right? That only happens after someone has lived a long full life. Right?



What could possibly be the correlation between living a minimalistic lifestyle and living with a chronic illness? There are many ways the two go hand in hand.

First it is important to clarify what we mean when we say ‘go minimalist’.

At it's core minimalism is all about...

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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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