About ALWR


Hello! I’m Kristine, and welcome to ‘A Life Well Red’!

In December of 2014 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS). It was during this time the true genesis of ‘A Life Well Red’ was formed.

I discovered millions of people living with and suffering through what are called: ‘invisible’ chronic illnesses. These diseases go widely unrecognized and unacknowledged, because we don’t ‘look’ sick. However, they are anything but invisible to us and the ones we love.

It is my goal to continue to bring legitimacy and understanding to these conditions that affect tens of millions of people all around the world. With a focus on; educating with factshealthy living, and (hopefully) humor, I invite you to come along with me, as we strive to find beauty & grace in living this life with ‘invisible’ chronic illness.

 Chronic Illness Is Not An ‘End’, Just Another Unexpected ‘Beginning’


I live in Phoenix Az. with my best friend ‘D’.

We caught each other’s eye across the aisle in radio communications class 35 years ago, and quickly understood we were of the same ‘tribe’.

We have been hitching this ‘E Ticket’ ride together ever since~

We have two grown sons, two gorgeous daughter-in-laws, and share our home with a ‘stub-legged’ corgi named ‘Lily’.

We expect to be joined by four feather-covered/fat-bottomed hens in the sometime in 2017 {photos to follow!}~

These are a few of my favorite things:

  • A good red wine~

  • Banana flavored Now N Laters, ‘stale’ red licorice, and cinnamon gummi bears.~

  • Taking on a new project: knitting, chickens, DIY recdecorating, ect.

  • Comedians that makes me laugh out loud . Faves: Sebastion Maniscalco, Joel Hodgson, and Larry David~

“Lord save us all from old age, and broken health, and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.” ~ Mark Twain


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