Central to wellness is the concept of adapting - the flexible and creative use of your resources to maximize choices.

Adapting is key to creating your inner advocate in the face of tough realities. Learning how to cope with a chronic illness is a process, and like all processes it has stages. You can emerge from this process a stronger and more resilient person.

I know, first-hand, the devastating impact of getting life-altering news. I found out that I had Hepatitis C in 1996 and have been helping people ever since on a personal and professional level.

Over the years, I've learned that people who have similar experiences can better relate to each other. We can share practical advice and suggestions for strategies that health professionals may not offer or even know about. By reaching out to each other, we rebuild our self-identity, confidence, and connection to our community.

Visit the links in "Step by Step" and start your journey to wellness.