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List Making and Chronic Illness — How I’ve Finally Learned to Turn My Daily List-Making Habit From “Foe” to “Friend”

January 13th, 2021

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW: I have always been a list maker. That is how I, as a dyslexic, had learned to accomplish the things that had to be done. I would start my day by listing what I needed to accomplish. Then come the weekend, I would list what I wanted to accomplish in two days instead of one, so the list got longer. I would place my list on the dining room table and cross off each item as I accomplished it. My list was always so long that looking at it, one would never think I had accomplished much in a day. On a good day or two, the most I could accomplish would have been 4-5... Read More

Five Sure-fire Tips for Traveling with Chronic Illness or Disability

May 14th, 2019

By Mary J. Yerkes for the NABBW NOTE: This article originally appeared at NABBW.com in 2009. We are happy to reprint it now as we move into the summer travel season. Thanks to Catherine Luther at UpgradedPoints.com, it has been updated to reflect new information. 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... Read More

Rx for the Holidays: Cultivate Gratitude

November 19th, 2012

Rx for the Holidays: Cultivate Gratitude By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Art and Creative Self Expression: Tools for Transcending Chronic Pain and Illness

October 24th, 2012

Art and Creative Self Expression: Tools for Transcending Chronic Pain and Illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Harnessing the Power of Place

September 15th, 2012

Harnessing the Power of Place By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Remaining Positive When Facing a Chronic Illness

June 6th, 2012

Remaining Positive When Facing a Chronic Illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

Adjusting to Life With Chronic Illness

April 26th, 2012

Adjusting to Life With Chronic Illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

50 Powerful Coaching Questions to Create Change

January 31st, 2012

50 Powerful Coaching Questions to Create Change By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

How to Bounce Back

November 18th, 2011

How to Bounce Back Ten tips for building resilience in the face of chronic illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More

The Simple Life: Intentional Living for the Chronically Ill

October 25th, 2011

The Simple Life: Intentional Living for the Chronically Ill By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert  Read More