Chronic Wellness

The “xo” in the Mirror

Okay, you may already have heard the story, but here’s the deal. As you may know we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to launch our new website and the website for our sister site for the chronic illness community, Chronic Wellness Tools Anyway, it’s been months in the works, and we were proud and [...]

The Big Question

I get asked all the time if I think I am "healed" from Wellness. Underneath this question hides a deeper, more difficult query: is there such a thing as “post-Wellness,” “post-illness,” or in truth a “post-any-major-life-challenge,” and if so, what that may be? At one level, this seems like a question with a simple, yes [...]

Finding Healing Hope

Chronic Wellness Journal Journal Entry 1: Finding Healing Hope at the foot of the tree that survived 911 As those of you following us on Facebook have seen, I traveled across the country with my family to the 911 Memorial in NYC. My husband is a firefighter and his father and grandfather were San Francisco firefighters before [...]

Intro to Lindsay’s Wellness Toolkit

As those of you following us on Facebook have seen, I have had an incredibly busy summer, from following my oldest child who is 13 years old across the country to a coveted 10 day baseball tournament in Cooperstown New York, to attending the Firefighter Olympics in San Diego, all the while trying to manage family, [...]

Our Rating Scale

Hi Everyone, Some of you have written us asking about our scale, which is a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being worse and 5 being better.  You have pointed out that conventional scales normally run 1-10, with 1 representing less discomfort and 10 representing the highest level of discomfort.  Why, you ask, did we [...]

Graphing epiphany; impact of holiday stress

Holiday stress really can have a huge impact. Wow. I just learned something amazing from my Chronic-Tracker graph. I was printing a screen shot for my LLMD of my top 5 symptoms and noticed that they all had been improving, up until 11/25 when the graph showed they all started to make a precipitous decline. [...]

Kids and Wellness

One of the trickiest parts of managing our Wellness journey has been managing multiple people's symptoms and treatments in one family. I am using Chronic Tracker for myself and my kids and finding it SO much easier. I love being able to enter quotes from my kids in the notes section.  Today my son said [...]