Chronic Illness Management


This year at Chronic Illness Advisor we are starting a year-long adventure called RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE, which will help you take back the things you have lost to chronic illness.

If you are like me, you have experienced a number of losses since chronic illness entered into your life. Certainly you have lost your physical health, but you may have also lost other important things like meaningful relationships, financial stability, and job security. Along with those things, you may have also lost your joy, hope, and sense of control over your life. The life you now live may include pain, overwhelm, loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

I understand. I’ve been there. I have a chronic illness, too, and it has affected every single area of my life. It has been 14 years now since I was diagnosed. In the midst of all of the pain and upheaval that chronic illness has caused, I have learned many things that I want to share with you. I have learned how to adjust my life to cope with pain, how to prevent and manage flare-ups, how to restore relationships, how to find hope, and how to reclaim my joy. My experience as an RN has also taught me many practical things that I want to share with you to help you manage your chronic illness.

My passion to help others has spurred me on to create the RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE program, where I will share things I have learned as a patient, as a nurse, as a wife and mom, and also as a chronic care coach.

The RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE program is FREE and, even though your chronic illness hasn’t gone away, you will learn how to:

•overcome overwhelm and get unstuck

•learn how to get organized and become more productive

•make action plans to reach your goals

•find HOPE again and reclaim your JOY

Together we will take back the parts of our lives that we’ve lost to chronic illness as we create one personal goal each month this year in the areas of:

•personal growth

•physical well-being

•emotional strength


•spiritual growth


•financial control

•recreational fun

•mental strength


•professional growth

•finding strength to carry-on

We’ll check in with each other as we make progress towards reaching goals that you may have thought impossible. The strategy we’ll use has been specifically created by me for those struggling with chronic illness, for those who don’t have a lot of energy and need to find another way to reach their goals.

Participating in this program is FREE when you subscribe to receive RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE emails at (look for the subscription link in the right sidebar).

There are also several paid options you can take advantage of to help you succeed, including:

•the Reclaiming Your Life journal

•monthly 60-minute coaching calls for the entire year (this is only $14 per month and includes participation in the Facebook group, as well as 1 coaching call each month for the entire year)

•one-on-one chronic care coaching with a Chronic Illness Advisor RN if you want specific help in the areas of disease management, education, and guidance to help you manage your chronic illness (several packages available with varying costs and number of calls)

For questions or more info, contact

If you’d like to be part of this journey, subscribe to receive RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE emails at (look for the subscription link in the right sidebar on the website).

I can’t wait to start this journey with you! In the comments below, please share with me one area you want to reclaim this year. 


Hi! I’m Laurie, your Chronic Illness Advisor. I am a Registered Nurse with more than 25 years of experience in patient care, education, and health coaching. I have a passion for helping people learn to live well with chronic illness. I am also a wife, mom, and patient with chronic illness. I have had to learn first-hand how to make the adjustments needed in my own life in order to be able to move forward with chronic illness. It’s not easy, but it is possible, and I am excited to share with you the strategies that have helped me succeed. For questions about my chronic care coaching services, contact me at To join the RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE program, subscribe to receive email updates at

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3 Ways I Can Help You Live Well With Chronic Illness

I know how hard living with chronic illness and chronic pain can be, because I have lived with it for 13 years now. While it’s not been easy, I am thankful for it because it’s motivated me to learn how to help others live well in spite of living with chronic illness.

In my 26 years as a nurse, I have helped hundreds of people live with their chronic illnesses, and I would love the opportunity to help you, too.

In my role as your Chronic Illness Advisor, I can help you manage your chronic illness in three ways.

First, I will be your educator. I will teach you about your diagnoses and medications, about how to manage symptoms and prevent flare-ups, and most importantly, about how to halt disease progression. We will talk about how to develop a self-care plan so that you can start feeling better as soon as possible.

Secondly, I will be your equipper. I will provide you with a medical notebook full of record-keeping forms and symptom trackers to help you stay organized and keep track of problems. I will provide toolkits full of information about how to manage different problems related to your medical diagnoses. I will also provide resources to help you be successful in your healthcare journey.

Third, I will be your encourager. I will teach you how to make action plans that will help you make positive changes and reach your health goals, and I will celebrate every success with you. I will give you the guidance and encouragement you need to keep going every day.

It’s important to also talk about what I don’t do. I don’t diagnose medical problems or prescribe medication. I also don’t sell products such as essential oils or medical marijuana. I don’t work directly with your healthcare providers or with any other family members or caregivers (unless you want me to do so and provide express written permission).

I will be your case manager and health coach and will work within your healthcare providers’ current plan of treatment. I will equip you with the knowledge you need to ask the right questions and navigate our often frustrating healthcare system.

My goal is to help you live well with chronic illness, with the understanding that while your chronic illness may not go away, your life can still be good. How do I know this is true? Because I have found it to be possible in my own life.

My fees are quite reasonable and can be paid on a visit-by-visit payment plan. There are 4 different coaching packages to choose from that include virtual visits, disease management education, a free Coping with Chronic Illness ebook, a medical notebook, membership in a Chronic Illness Advisor Facebook group, and free emergency texts that enable you to reach me in the spur of the moment if help is needed.

I would love to talk with you more about how I can help you live well with chronic illness! Please feel free to contact me at to set up a time we can talk.

Let’s get you feeling better today!