Author: MaryBeth Eiler

Coping with the Weight of Words and Invisible Illness (And What Actually Helps)

Coping with the Weight of Words and Invisible Illness (And What Actually Helps)

Words hold weight. If you live with a chronic illness or rare disease, you may have felt the lasting sting certain words can leave while also experiencing the undeniable hope offered through words when you’ve needed them most. Words can both hurt and heal while navigating an invisible illness.

What words help (and which ones don’t) for those with invisible illness? Read the post.

Living Life with a Rare Disease | A Look Back on the Last Year

Living Life with a Rare Disease | A Look Back on the Last Year

A lot can happen in a year, and seemingly nothing at all.

It has been nearly one year since my MRI revealed tumor growth post-chemotherapy treatment.

While I’ve been open about my journey throughout the years, I haven’t shared much publicly since that day. No concrete path upon which to tread has left me needing some space to process each component of this ever-evolving story.

Today, I’m offering a glimpse behind the scenes into what life with a Desmoid tumor has held this year.

Transformation in the Journey | Truly Guest Post

Transformation in the Journey | Truly Guest Post

I’m honored to have my article “Transformation in the Journey” included on the Truly blog. The post emphasizes a core message I’ve uncovered through multiple avenues and that is the truth that “God cares more about your heart than what you’ve achieved.” Enjoy a preview in this post!

Loving Others Well Through Simple Acts Of Generosity | Truly Guest Post

Loving Others Well Through Simple Acts Of Generosity | Truly Guest Post

I’m honored to have my article “Loving Others Well Through Simple Acts of Generosity” included on the Truly blog. It was written for anyone who has ever felt too busy or overwhelmed to commit to loving others. Enjoy a preview in this post!

The Power of Naming Our Fears

The Power of Naming Our Fears

We can’t deal with what we won’t acknowledge.

We aren’t meant to stuff our fears. We aren’t meant to pretend they don’t exist. We can welcome our fears as a way to uncover a deeper truth about ourselves. Fear doesn’t have to be the enemy. Naming our fear can help lead us out of the valleys we encounter and into the light.

When Trusting Your Next Step Doesn’t Come Easily

When Trusting Your Next Step Doesn’t Come Easily

Throughout the years, I’ve had to make some hard medical decisions—very few of which have left me feeling confident about the path ahead.

+ Am I making the right decision?
+ Is this what is best for my future?
+ What if things don’t turn out as planned?

Easy answers to these questions aren’t common, but time has taught me that while I might not always make the right decision, I can trust God will always walk with me through the next step.