The Blog

Why I’m Stopping Treatment for my CVID

I write a lot about my invisible chronic illness to help inform folks who may be Google searching for answers or just commiseration. I’ve been…

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10 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years

Here are some things I have learned over the past four decades that I hope will help you with any anxiety about turning the big 4-0.

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My Budget Activist Panel at Shiftcon 2019

ShiftCon has long been the only conference that can get me onto an airplane. This year, the annual eco-wellness influencer conference will be held October…

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Get the Most of Your Tax-Free Dollars with FSAstore.com

For the first time in almost a decade, my husband and I are not both working as independent contractors. My husband took a full-time job…

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The Budget Activist e-Book Now Available on Amazon

Don’t know whether to strap on your marching boots or hide under the covers? Does the news of the day have you daydreaming about all…

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An Earth Day Lesson and Craft for Elementary School

Every year I try to visit my children’s classes to do a quick Earth Day lesson and craft activity. This year, I had the opportunity…

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Is Your Treatment Not Working? And Other FAQ About my CVID

You lick a stamp on a letter to your old self​​​​​​​You always liked being good at things, didn’t youIsn’t it funny what a person can…

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House Calls Are Back! Vitable Health Offers On Call Medical Professionals for Families

When I was recovering from Sepsis, one of the things that bothered me most was the unavailability of nurses and nurse practitioners for in home…

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CVID Updates: Lifestyle Modifications, Support, and Sharing

I’ve been posting quite a bit lately about my journey with the chronic illness CVID. It’s been a pretty rough few months, but I am…

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How to Fight for Your Health – and Battle Insurance Companies

I have always prided myself as an expert in getting through red tape. The past few weeks of changing insurance companies have been daunting, but…

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