Do we want to keep up with healthy people anyway?

This morning I was re-reading one of Rosalind’s chapters in Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease, “Challenges in the Workplace.” She shared numerous stories and examples to illustrate the complete unpredictability – and impact – of living life and working when you have an autoimmune disease (AD). Reading between the stories, I’d say Rosalind inadvertently illustrated the … Read moreDo we want to keep up with healthy people anyway?

Careers, jobs and chronic illness

People ask me, “Why does your website, cicoach.com focus on “professionals?”  And,  “Why does your book (Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease:Keep Working Girlfriend!) seem to focus on well-educated and well-heeled career oriented women? ” Honestly?   I focused my company on this group because it’s the “low hanging fruit”.  People who are invested in “career” have invested a lot … Read moreCareers, jobs and chronic illness

Disability leave caused one woman to re-evaluate her career

A couple of months ago I met a young woman at a party. She’d been out on disability for most of the year, and was slowly healing from surgery for something I couldn’t even wrap my mind around. She was still feeling quite tender, but was out with her husband to celebrate the birthday of … Read moreDisability leave caused one woman to re-evaluate her career