1. How Life Coaching Changed My Life

    Life coaching changed my life. Two years ago, when I was just graduating college. I had no idea what I wanted to do in this world. All I knew is that I wanted to make money, not just to pay the bills, but to make sure I could live. I have cystic fibrosis, and because of that I wanted to be able to make enough money to afford health insurance, so I could afford all of my medications. But knowing th…Read More

  2. Working Hard By: Bobby Foster

    Don’t believe the hype: Working hard isn’t where it’s at. Everywhere you look, there’s a narrative that working hard will get you to where you want to be. “No pain, no gain.” This is a lie. Working hard just to be productive will only lead you to a life of working hard always waiting for the next reward to show up. There’s no fulfillment in that. No lasting happiness. Trust me, I wou…Read More

  3. Healing Not Concealing By: Brittany Ray

    I am not here to talk about my illness, and frankly, I don’t like to. My therapist would say it’s because “I have yet to accept it.” She’s right. I’d rather pretend it doesn’t exist. Maybe if I avoid it enough, it’ll just disappear. But to understand my healing journey, I need to briefly fill you in on my story. I was diagnosed with mild Ulcerative Colitis in 2014. For 3 years, I t…Read More

  4. Lessons through CF By:Cynthia Thomas

    Twenty-eight years ago, I was born with a life-threatening disease called, Cystic Fibrosis. The first decade of my life was no different than what you might envision for a child. My preteens, that was a different story. Hospital stays every other month, weeks of IV infusions, and my absence from the real world became a part of my life. I don’t believe it was ever a conscious choice but lying bec…Read More

  5. The “E” Word By:Maria Jackson

    My journey with epilepsy has been a long one.  The twenty years that I have spent with this condition have been educational, pragmatically and emotionally.  Epilepsy’s unpredictability ensures that I am always prepared to make a rapid exit when in public.  I am eternally conscious that mere seconds (and a few misfiring neurons) are all that separate a fun evening, from a highly charged medic…Read More

  6. Fuel your soul By:Merete Graham

    Imagine having no title. No career and no education. No hobbies to fill up your time. No social life. Just you. Stripped naked of all that we see around us in today’s society.   Can you imagine that?   I’m one of those who doesn’t have to imagine because this is my life. Amongst many others around the world, I’m one of those who live a life with chronic illness. When chronic illness ente…Read More

  7. Stay Salty By: Clarice Belle

    What does it mean to have Cystic Fibrosis? I can tell you from a medical standpoint that it means you’re sick. You have sticky mucus that gets infected and sometimes suffocates you. It causes you to be malnourished and underweight. It will most likely be your cause of death, if you make it long enough. I can also tell you from a patient stance that it makes you a warrior. It pushes you to fight …Read More

  8. Give yourself the life you deserve By: Isabella Piper

    After countless restless nights, I have finally concluded this ideal for myself and others. The conclusive ideal that maybe, just maybe, us humans need a break from the trivial events that overcome us inevitably every single day. As people, we push and shove ourselves until we crash. Crash and burn is the usual pattern. Yet, we are forced to stand back up ever so powerfully when we realize—life …Read More

  9. The Importance Of Writing Down Your Thoughts By: Isabella Piper

    If I could recommend one way to reach your visions and goals, it would be to write down the process. It has helped me immensely in the last several years. Not only that, but it has helped me to understand how reoccurring thoughts can be used to work towards my future. I have used this strategy to my ability and I would advise anybody to do this as well. It allows you to clear your mind and to unde…Read More

  10. Death Led Me to Appreciation:Regina Pruitt

    I was diagnosed with CF when I was only a few days old. I was born with a meconium ileus that required surgical intervention.  I was a bit sickly in my first two years of life, but then remained hospital free until the age of 17. That was when I first learned I had pseudomonas aeruginosa. After that, I had very infrequent hospitalizations and/or IV antibiotics. When I was 24, I contracted burkhol…Read More