Welcome to a patient-centric resource that will help you find the calm in your chaos.

If you are managing an autoimmune or chronic health condition, you've come to the right place.

Daily life will never be the same as for us as it is for those who don't have a condition, but who said it has to be all that different, either?

To that end, I open my world to you: the lessons I've learned from doing everything backward, the unusual access to medical and insurance professionals I've enjoyed, and a geeky aptitude for policy and legislation. 


Not sure where to start? Read these posts first:


Why Another Blog? And Why This Blog?

Find out here.

the book of love never had a chapter for this 

Click here to read about the challenges of dating with a chronic or autoimmune condition. 

Reasonable accommodation 

As someone with a chronic or autoimmune condition you have a right to reasonable accommodation. What does that actually mean? And what happens if your employers failure to accommodate? 

Click here for Part 1: Are You Seeing The Forest or The Tree?

Click here for Part 2: Do The Right Thing

Click here for Part 3: What Happens If They Don't Do The Right Thing?

What topics are we missing?

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Meet our Founder


Claire is a patient, caregiver, empathetic listener, trusted counselor, researcher, writer, and advocate.

For almost 35 years, Claire reluctantly has been learning the ins and outs of the American healthcare system. She has worked with dozens of providers, navigated complicated insurance policies, and balanced her conditions with the demands of everyday life, often successfully, but sometimes not. 


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