Chronic Illness Advocacy and the Holidays — #ChronicChristmas on WEGO Health

Once an advocate, always an advocate... Creating awareness for and about chronic illness is a year-round job. In my new guest post for WEGO Health, I share tips for how you can include some subtle advocacy for your condition during the holiday season:

"Advocating for chronic illness is a year-round job, one we do with passion and dedication. But advocacy can get more challenging during the holidays. It’s a busy and sometimes emotional time of year and there’s only so much energy to go around.

My new book Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness is an Advent calendar of tips to help you savor the season. When writing it, I wanted to not just deal with things you can do yourself to enjoy the holidays, but something more, as well.

So much of living well with chronic illness has to do with the reactions and support we get from others. That’s why I included a section in each chapter for friends and family who want to help, but may not be quite sure how to do that."

Read the rest of my guest post about advocating during the holidays for WEGO Health.