Navigating the Everyday EI Minefield

This section is devoted to my every day life with a chronic illness. Here I will share the things I've learned, and the ways that I keep on keepin' on. There are several blogs out there written by others who float around in the same boat as I do. I really enjoy reading their posts and relating to their experiences, as we all have very different paths. However there is one common theme that I see very often, and it makes me shake my head every time I see it. That is the word "cope". I hate that word, I really do. I am not "coping" with my illness; I am recovering from it. I refuse to accept that this thing is permanent. I don't cope every day. I heal every day. Living with a chronic illness is no day at the beach, and sometimes it really does take everything you have just to get out of bed. But in this odd girl's humble opinion, coping with it is like accepting it as your fate and giving in. Not me. It's not my fate and I'll say it until I'm blue in the face. No coping here. Only healing :)

I hope that you find the information here useful, but please keep in mind that I am not a doctor. I can't diagnose anyone or give any kind of medical advice. The information here is based on my own personal experiences and experiments, using myself as the guinea pig. I encourage you to research, ask questions, and keep an open mind. If you decide to try some of the healing methods that I use, please remember that your health is your own responsibility.


What is Environmental Illness (or EI)?

Keep on Movin'- Easy Exercises for Recovery

Mental and Emotional

EI and dealing with "Normal People"


Around the House

Cleaning Products that won't kill you 

Chronically Shannon's Salon

Chronically Shannon's Salon- Cheap, non-toxic hair lightening treatment

Deodorant for people who are allergic to deodorant!

My Failsafe Toothpaste recipe

Survival Gear

Every day is Halloween- masks and respirators

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