The Creative Chronic Life

Acts of creativity and creative hobbies can reduce stress, distract from pain and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. There's a wide variety of things you can do to get those creative juices flowing, even when you're bedridden. Not sure what to do or where to begin? Check out some of these great suggestions from ZP Contributing Author Pamela Jessen.

Book Review: ‘Salt in My Soul’ by Mallory Smith

'Salt in My Soul' by Mallory Smith really took me by surprise. It isn't just a story wrapped in journal style writing, it's a literary pleasure one can sip like their favored tea, savoring the sweet aroma of each sentence with delight. It's beauty doesn't make it any less tragic or relatable. It makes it a much more enjoyable and universal read. The world lost a great writer the day Mallory Smith took her last breath. Luckily, she left behind this treasure for us to enjoy and learn from, along with many great environmental works during her freelance writing career.

Thanking My Body For Fibromyalgia This Awareness Month

It's not always easy to be grateful for a body that struggles because of chronic illness, but it's important to remember it's not your body's fault! Sometimes, we can even find things we want to thank our conditions for helping to nurture within us. Join Pamela Jessen as she recounts the many things she can still thank her body for on this Fibromyalgia Awareness Month!