Linda Ruescher is an award winning health educator, speaker, author and musician.
Sidelined by a life threatening and acute onset of systemic lupus erythematosus, I was on disability for four years.
Depressed, frustrated and poor, I searched for a way to have a life again. No one teaches us how to be sick for the rest of our lives. No one teaches us to be sick well.
I refused to be helpless in the face of this debilitating disease. At age 55, I cobbled together a work life and went off disability. At 67, I am still happily working and writing.
I am a master trainer for Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
I give presentations on using body, mind, and spirit to manage our health, find purpose, and create a new normal in the face of chronic illness. Contact me about speaking.
Lupus brought me a new career. I spend my time and energy helping others live their best life in spite of chronic illness. Half of all Americans have at least one chronic condition. You are not alone.
I found a way to reclaim my life.
You can too!
Never deny a diagnosis,
but do deny
the negative verdict
that goes with it.