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