1 Tip For Health, Staying Curious

Living with a chronic illness, I often find myself in a state of fear. I catch my mind clinging to phrases like, “When are my symptoms going to hit?” or “How will I cope if I crash?” I am so caught up in what might happen, I’m missing out on any semblance of normalcy in the present moment. Instead of fearing when my symptoms are going to come, I am working on being more curious

Illness and Peace: Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

We live in an ego-driven world, and our egos are constantly telling us “Once everything falls into place, once I find health and happiness, I will find peace.” But if we were to drop our egos and listen to our spirit, it would say, “Find peace, and everything else will fall into place.” But finding peace is not a simple task. It is not as easy as just deciding to be at peace. It is


My First Vlog.  I figured this would be a great way to connect and share my story in a more personal way. Don’t worry, my traditional blog post will still be happening. These will just be mixed in every once and a while. Cheers, Matt.

7 Ways to Thrive With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Here are 7 tips for learning to thrive with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Over the next month, I will be writing much more detailed post about each of these individual subjects. Please SUBSCRIBE to make sure you don’t miss any of them. Acceptance. Accept where you are. Pretending like you’re fine and pushing through life only make things worse.  Acceptance allows you to make changes and set priorities in your life to move you

Ego and Illness

  Ego has been a topic of deep thought for me over the past few months. As I have gone through challenging and hard times over the past eight years, I have inevitably changed. As my views of life have been challenged, I have developed a soft heart and a groundedness that have allowed me to be introspective and reflect on and connect with the world around me. For this reason, I am grateful for

Looking “Normal”

  I love to people-watch. It is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes, I will ride the bus downtown for no other reason than to just sit and watch people as they walk by.   One day, while I was people-watching downtown, I noticed another person, sitting on another bench, watching people stroll by just like I was doing. No crazy revelations here. People-watching is an enjoyable activity, so it is no surprise that other people besides

ME/CFS, Being Matt, Chorniclife

Hello: A Little About Me

The human body is simply amazing. What we as humans are able to endure never ceases to amaze me. Growing up as a healthy child, I never realized or understood this innate power we all have to survive. I was healthy and life never seemed to get in the way of who I wanted to be. However, at the age of 20, that all changed. It all started with severe digestive symptoms. I remember feeling

More Scientist Would Like to Study CFS/ME if There Was Funding

Here is a great article about the need for more funding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). Nothing Crazy, but maybe a proportional amount of money compared to illnesses with similar patient numbers and cost to society.   Visit Article   http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/08/lobbyists-seek-250-million-new-funds-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-research