Living In The Garden of Optimism is an independent site devoted to those who are living with Chronic illnesses. Founded in 2017, the mission is simple: To enhance lives through patient advocacy, awareness and support!
As someone who has been diagnosed with multiple chronic diseases, I understand the struggle firsthand. And I know how essential balance is to daily living. Optimism is the key to finding it.
I am not a member of the medical community. I am an advocate. There is a difference. The information found on this site is not intended to be a substitution for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
My posts are based on personal experience, or on reference sources. These references are provided with the corresponding posts, for readers to examine. I have chosen to include them, because much of what is found on social media is only opinion. Facts must be provided for information to be adequate and actually helpful.
Over the years, I have worn many hats (and a few aprons) — as a wife, mother, daughter, neighbor, volunteer and caregiver. Professionally, I’ve worked in business, retail, early childhood education, as a freelance writer (Christian and other genres), a patient advocate, and blogger. Through it all, I have trusted in my faith and optimism to sustain me. You can, too.
Together, we can sow the seeds of hope that we all need. We can grow the optimism that is essential to managing any Chronic illness. We can live to our fullest and thrive. Dare to care!