MW Web banner-1.png

Blog: Living Mighty Well

I’m Suffering from PTSD But No One Knows Because of My "Perfect" Instagram Photos

“A picture paints a thousand words.” But pictures don’t necessarily tell the truth. Actually, it can do the exact opposite. It can tell you a complete lie. If you look through my previous Instagram pictures, it would be impossible for you to tell which days I was struggling, which days I felt alone, which days I contemplated suicide. The pictures I would post told a thousand different lies, all ...
Read More

Lessons Learned on the Road to Acceptance

My name is Emmy, and I’m an 18 year old battling Systemic Arthritis, along with other autoimmune diseases, Mast Cell Disease, and more. Back in 2014, I went from being a healthy kid, about to start her freshman year at a new high school, to a girl I no longer recognized. The road to finding out the cause of my illness has been long and grueling. Even years later, I still have more questions than ...
Read More

Finding Purpose Through Pain

Founder of Chronically Fit Backpacks, Diana Donnarumma, began creating customized medical backpacks in 2016, inspired by her own personal battle with chronic illness. A recent college graduate, extremely driven to help others, became ill with Dysmotility of the stomach, including the small and large intestines. She considers herself a “girly-girl,” and the standardized medical grade backpacks for ...
Read More

President Trump’s 2018 Budget: What’s Getting Cut in the Health Department?

On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes that may be made to the United States federal government's spending.  Outrage from politicians, mayors, outside parties, and citizens followed the release of these plans.  According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department, and the Agriculture ...
Read More

Being Ill in Any Way Is Better When You Are Not Alone

 Jess shares how her "face-to-face" battle with mental illness has made her a stronger person. A few years ago, Jess would have told you, "my disorder has destroyed me." But after consciously confronting her illness head on and developing a caring support system, she no longer views her anxiety as a weakness, but as a strength. Read her blog below: ...
Read More

My Search for a Diagnosis - and for the Support of the Doctors

Over the course of the last five months, as a mere teenager, I've been diagnosed with a number of new chronic illnesses: Dysautonomia (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gastroparesis....
Read More

Weakness Is Not Quitting

Waking up with a chronic illness every day is the usual set of problems, the symptoms may change but the limitations are fairly consistent. The beginning and end of the day are hardest for me. When I wake up, I know I have another day of the same fight, the same disease, and when I go to bed I review a day in my head that wasn’t what I wanted it to be. This cycle of monotony is enough to tear ...
Read More

5 Ways to Stop Being Frustrated by Your Limitations

Hi, hello there! Have you ever watched the movie “Kill Bill 2”? Do you remember the scene in which Beatrix Kiddo desperately tries to wiggle her toes? Well, that is kind of what I go through… EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING!! As I mentioned in my last post, I have a chronic illness in my peripheral nerve system and it has affected my muscles too. Physically speaking, I do have some limitations; I can’t ...
Read More

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all