Chrillogs (Your Stories)
My Chronic Illness & Trauma Connection Series
3 Guides to The Blog
Each of these guides provides an overview of the blog in different ways.
Sneaky Tips That Help You Heal
Support During Covid
Discovering the Trauma Connection
This series describes how I discovered the large body of research showing the chronic illness and trauma connection. The science spans many different disciplines and began decades ago. I never heard of any of this in my medical training even though the science is strong and the findings increasingly clear. I share examples of how I began to realize that events in my own life, which I had always thought were normal, actually fit into different categories of adversity. Like most of us, I hadn’t realized just how subtle trauma can be that affects long-term health. You’ll also find a few of these posts incorporated into ebooks 4 and 5 and elsewhere.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
The research is demonstrating that this illness is real, not psychological and not in your head. It represents a physiology caught in a survival state of hibernation and freeze.