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Newly diagnosed and feel like you’re drowning in the overwhelm ?

Feel like you can’t process your illness because of all the admin stuff ?

Are you a family member or caretaker and need some support and encouragement ? 

Then you’ve come to the right place, friend. 

Welcome to the site, full of resources to help you win over chronic and find joy along your journey of chronic illness.  Here you’ll find education and encouragement through community, tools and teaching resources, and you’ll be empowered to navigate this journey well, from taking your rightful place on the patient care team to exercise and eliminating stress, and so much more. You can do walk this path well, and even find some joy along the way!

If you’re new to RA, Sjogren’s, lupus, fibromyalgia or other auto-immune diagnosis, there is help. The chronic journey is hard and can be lonely, but you can also find beauty and great joy along the way. The uphill climb will render you weary and exhausted, but you’ll learn to be okay with rest and recharging. Your body will demand this. Welcome to the site – start your journey here.

Help and Hope for the CDP (chronic disease person/patient)

If you’re already diagnosed and have been traveling this road for a while, you know this journey is uphill and it.is.hard. From practical tips for the daily grind to encouragement and faith support for the tough times, there are lots of resources here. I write and teach from the experiences of a 10-year chronic illness journey, a background in nursing/patient care and healthcare administration, a small business owner for 20 years, and decades as a musician/pianist. All of these things were affected by chronic pain and auto-immune illnesses, and I promise – there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it is not a train. You can do this. We can do this together. You can find lots of resources here.

Chronic is hard. Oh, my friend… so, so hard. And it’s muddy, the yucko, mushy kind of muddy. (Amen??)  But friend, it’s so much easier in community. You don’t have to go it alone. Invisible illnesses are a special kind of tough.There are people who understand. They care. They are honest. They are encouragers. 

ChronicPraise is a faith-based Facebook group where we dig in to the spiritual side of chronic. If anything is chronic in my life, I want it to be my praise! The CP community is authentic, transparent and real. You’ll find help and encouragement (and even a bit of humor) from others who understand the journey. You’ll see the real me, and I want to see the real you. We’d love to have you join us!

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