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Welcome to my new blog!

  • Do you live with chronic pain and illness?

  • Are you a parent trying to balance chronic pain and illness with being a good mom or dad?

  • Does it feel like you’re going through it alone?

  • Could you use some encouragement, support, and maybe even hope?


Hi! I’m Lauren, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I have lived with chronic pain for nearly 30 years, and with anxiety and depression for even longer than that (though I haven’t always had a name for it).

Most of it has felt incredibly lonely.

I hide my pain and mood issues behind a forced smile. I say I’m OK while fighting back tears. I lose touch with friends. I miss family gatherings.

Does this sound like you?

Then join me on my journey to give my pain a voice. And give yours one, too!

But I’m not just looking for a place to vent.                

I don’t want this blog to be about negativity. I want to focus on the positive!

So, every post is going to end with an affirmation, positive quote, note of gratitude, or lesson.

If you want to be part of starting this community, please reach out to me or follow me on social media.

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