Sunday, April 22, 2018

How Being “Tolerant” Can Ruin Your Health: Eliminate These Common Energy-Drainers

June 28th, 2011

How Being “Tolerant” Can Ruin Your Health: Eliminate These Common Energy-Drainers By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Necessary Endings

May 11th, 2011

Necessary Endings By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

10 Tips for Building Resilience in the Face of Chronic Illness

April 4th, 2011

10 Tips for Building Resilience in the Face of Chronic Illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

How You Can Support Those Living with Chronic Illness

February 12th, 2011

How You Can Support Those Living with Chronic Illness Experts encourage people to listen and give the “gift of presence” to the chronically ill. Learn what to say and do to help. by Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living With Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Chronic Illness: A Four-Phase Journey to a New Life: Move from Surviving to Thriving in the New Year

January 9th, 2011

Chronic Illness: A Four-Phase Journey to a New Life: Move from Surviving to Thriving in the New Year By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living With Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

How to Navigate Difficult Family Relationships During the Holidays When You\’re Living with Chronic Illness

December 15th, 2010

Tis’ the Season for Family Stress and Drama: How to Navigate Difficult Family Relationships During the Holidays When You\’re Living with Chronic Illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

A Brand New You: Rebuilding a Meaningful Life with Chronic Illness

November 30th, 2010

A Brand New You: Rebuilding a Meaningful Life with Chronic Illness By Mary J. Yerkes, NABBW’s Living With Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Adjusting to Life with Chronic Illness

October 31st, 2010

Adjusting to Life with Chronic Illness by Mary J. Yerkes Adjust to life with chronic illness? It might seem counterintuitive, but according to experts, you can live a full and meaningful life despite having compromised health. Millions of people living with serious chronic conditions have used their struggles as a springboard for emotional, relational, and spiritual growth. Many have gone on to launch new careers, friendships, and businesses. “Eventually, you adjust to a new normal,” explains Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries, Inc.™, an organization that serves the chronically... Read More

5 Smart Choices for Living Well

October 6th, 2010

Life is full of choices. Nowhere is this more evident than in the lives of boomer women living with one or more chronic illnesses. As more baby boomers become both sandwich generationers and chronically ill, the need to understand the choices before us, and their consequences, increases dramatically. As someone who lives with multiple autoimmune diseases marked by chronic pain, fatigue, and limited mobility, I recognize the need to choose wisely. In less than a week, I fly to Seattle to spend time with my son and his wife. A few days after my return, I travel to be with my father who will undergo... Read More

5 Sure-Fire Tips for Traveling Smart with Chronic Illness

October 6th, 2009

For the 1 in 2 Americans living with chronic conditions, traveling can be a challenge. Crowded airports, long flights, and public transportation can increase stress and exacerbate symptoms. But by learning to travel smart, you can experience the thrill of traveling, while minimizing your discomfort and stress. Traveling Tips Here are five sure-fire tips for traveling smart with chronic illness: Contact your health care specialist or provider four to six weeks prior to departure to discuss your itinerary and request tips for traveling with your condition. Health care providers are a valuable resource... Read More