Saint of the Month: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, Patron of Sick Persons

Born: Cher, France, July 18, 1880 Died: Carmel at Dijon France, November 9, 1906 Feast Day: November 8th Patron Saint of: Sick Persons, Loss of parents, Against Illness The eldest child of two girls, Elizabeth Catez was born and baptized on a military base in France to her parents- a self-made decorated military officer Jospeh … Continue reading Saint of the Month: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, Patron of Sick Persons

Life & Love with Chronic Illness

As the years of my life unfold, my medical record lengthens and complications arise. My life isn’t over. My ability to love isn’t less. It may be even more. There is something to maturation with age. Young enough at twenty-seven to not accept the status quo, challenge the system, and fight passionately for my goals, … Continue reading Life & Love with Chronic Illness

Getting Real with the Reality of High Risk Pregnancy

Imagine vibrant hues dancing off placid waters while sand squeezes between your toes and water laps upon your bare feet as rest in your dearly beloved’s arms watching the sunset. But before he and I ride off into the sunset, real, potentially life changing conversations must take place. Pregnancy, and delivering babies are beautiful, self-sacrificial, … Continue reading Getting Real with the Reality of High Risk Pregnancy

“How Are You Today?” GIF Response Guide

This is an interpretive guide to the many colorful verbal and non-verbal responses a person with chronic health conditions may respond with to the seemingly non-threatening inquiry into their health and well-being: "How are You Today?" 1.) Rolls eyes & no verbal response: Said individual heard, "What is your problem?" instead of, "How are you … Continue reading “How Are You Today?” GIF Response Guide