All posts tagged: Chronic Illness

Introducing: Dear Fearless…

In an effort to keep this site new and diverse, we here at #Fearless are very excited to announce the newest addition to our weekly content: Dear Fearless… What is Dear Fearless? Simply put, it’s our version of an advice column. You, our readers, will submit questions anonymously to our advice columnist, Fearless, and then Fearless will give the best advice they can based on the information you gave them. Each week (likely Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET), we’ll publish a new advice column and hopefully help the world one article at a time. Once we have a couple questions lined up, we will start publishing them. We will post only when we receive requests for advice, but we hope to make this a weekly column very soon! So, if you want to submit to our new column, here’s what you need to know: All questions will be anonymous, and we suggest you use a creative pen name to sign off as so you know your question is being answered! If you can’t think of …

#Fearless Family: Coping Does Not Equal Better

By Leigh #Fearless Family Writer I suffer migraines. That sentence could end with any sort of chronic illness or pain. Arthritis. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Fibromyalgia. Cancer. The list goes on. I suffer… Many of us use this terminology because of the danger of using a different one. The real sentence is: I cope with migraines. You cope with pain. You cope with fatigue. You pick yourself up day after day and you get done what needs doing. You do either the same amount as someone who doesn’t deal with chronic illness or pain or you manage what you are capable of at that point in time. The reason “I cope” is so dangerous is that it begins a flood of well-wishing that becomes a tipping point into expectation. “You’re doing great!” “I’m so glad to see how well you’re doing!” “It’s fantastic how well you’ve managed to keep up!” “We’re so proud of how well you’ve done!” These feel great at the start, but after a while they become a burden. Soon it can become: …

Welcome to #Fearless

Hello, ¬†and welcome #Fearless, a movement dedicated to sharing real stories, about real people, and their real life. We are focusing on a lifestyle that promotes the idea that being fearless isn’t about the absence of fear, but finding ways to power through regardless of it. We are hope, strength, love, courage, struggle & perseverance. Over the next few days, I will be releasing a multi-part series called Finding #Fearless, which is the story of me, my struggles and where I am today. It’s taking a look at the important parts of my life and the trials I endured that have laid the foundation for making myself a better me. It wasn’t always easy, but the road to a happy and fulfilled life rarely is. It takes hard work, dedication and persistence to achieve your goals, and Finding #Fearless is my personal road map.

We Are Fearless: An Unfortunate Turn of Events

By Pascalle J.M. #Fearless Family Writer Suffering from emetophobia is a harsh reality for many. I have struggled with this phobia ever since I was a very young child. My phobia started when I was around the age of eight. As a child, I was not really scared to get sick myself. But for some reason, the sight, sound and whole atmosphere of someone getting sick close to me terrified me and was enough to send me into sheer panic. I constantly asked other children if they felt ill, just to be sure that I was in the clear. If someone looked a little pale, or rejected food I would stay away from that person. For some strange reason, I developed an almost supernatural ability to judge whether someone is about to get sick or not. I guess I developed strong senses and the ability to observe sharply.