I’ve been chronically ill since I was nineteen years old. Despite the challenges of chronic illness, I’ve had a wonderful life. I’ve been a social worker for almost three decades, and hold licenses to practice psychotherapy in two states. My book, Living Well With Chronic Illness, was published by MSI Press in August, 2015. Since August, 2015, I’ve also blogged regularly on the Huffington Post. This blog shares little tips, tools, and perspectives that have helped me lead a happy life while struggling with illness. I also repost my HuffPost blogs here . I hope you enjoy the blog. To paraphrase my book, I offer my blog with love and kinship.