About

Hi there! I’m Mallory. Thanks for checking out the new and improved Chronically Inspired!  This website has been growing and evolving for quite some time, so I decided to make some changes:

  1. Chronically Inspired needed it’s very own (and much better than what I had) logo.
  2. I recently started expanding on the type of topics covered here.
  3. And last, the above mentioned changes made it necessary to find a new theme.

You’ll notice that the logo is unique.  I wanted it to be whimsical, inspired (of course), and somewhat medical.  You are not your disease and I am not my disease… but I guarantee that our diseases have changed us in ways we sometimes can’t even identify. I chose to have a caduceus incorporated to the lovely logo you now see on every page… do you know why?

In Greek mythology, the two serpents shown on Hermes’ staff (a gift from Apollo, the god of healing) were actually fighting. Hermes was able to separate them with his staff and once coiled around it, they remained in balanced harmony. Balance is what Chronically Inspired is all about.  I hate the fact that illness has become an every day part of my life. At the same time, I have learned so much and met so many wonderful people because of it. My goal is to live every day making the most of the hand I’ve been dealt, but I also know that a positive attitude won’t fix everything in this world.

I’m just a young woman who believes that reframing things in life can help you remain positive.  There are a lot of things about my life that simply aren’t ideal.  Some are by my own doing (procrastination), but some are completely out of my hands.

Sitting around wishing life away won’t help to accomplish anything.  I believe that putting a positive spin on things actively improves self-esteem, personal image, productivity, and overall happiness!

I’m a twenty-seven year old office manager and marketing professional, lover of social media, and general jack-of-all trades.  I love learning, testing, and sharing all about skincare products, supporting NBA D-League Basketball, baking, and trying every restaurant in town.  My husband and I made the big move to Fort Wayne from our Nashville home back in 2011… and we’re still learning about Indiana!

One major challenge in my life is fighting chronic illness.  In 2007, I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (a bladder pain disorder).  After getting settled into a new city and new job, I was then diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011.  Just as I started to feel like I was back in control, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract) in the summer of 2012.  I’m not here just to tell you all the horrible details that affect so many men and women like me.  However, I am documenting the good, bad, and ugly of the challenges, victories, and adventures that I face from day to day.

The rest of my life is crazy and busy, but wonderful!  I volunteer my time with the Junior League of Fort Wayne and CCFA, am a lifetime member and part-time employee of Weight Watchers, attend ALL Mad Ants Basketball home games, eat breakfast and chat once a month with the Social and Marketing Breakfasters, and have a special place in my heart for my fur-children, Ellie and Maggie Mae!

My hope is that Chronically Inspired be a safe place that you can turn to for open discussion, support, and answers. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is a way that I can better provide that!

 

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