Meet the Team

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Meet Cassie

Founder of Living the Chronic Illness Life and Grace + Goals & Host of the Chronically Cultivating Podcast

“Welcome to Living the Chronic Illness Life! I’m Cassie, and I am passionate about sharing the journey I’ve gone through of trading guilt for His grace and control for confetti – and teaching you how to do the same.”

Want to know what to expect from this blog? You can find all the details here!

Cassie Nolin is a married spoonie who lives the chronic illness life with EDS + Co. (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and it’s comorbid conditions.) She challenges others to choose grace over guilt while goal setting, and is in ministry part time serving the online community through Grace + Goals and The Spoonie Study. Her love language is confetti! She loves planting, hand lettering, and sharing the hope she has found in Jesus. Her blog, Living the Chronic Illness Life, is in the top 100 chronic illness blogs and in 2019 she launched her podcast, Chronically Cultivating, where Cassie encourages women to live authentic and intentional lives through their diagnosis’ not in spite of them. You can learn more about her at

Find her here!

Meet Our Team

Meet The PSP Gals

Permanent Guests on the Chronically Cultivating Podcast and sometimes here on the blog too!

Meet Maura, Lauren, and Sam! Together with Cassie, we are the Powersheet Prep Gals! We are four best friends who love to take the guesswork out of goal setting, dive in and make a mess, while doing real life together ✨

Here you’ll find us throwing confetti, ringing cowbells, and encouraging one another to cultivate what matters with our PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planners.  

We, The PowerSheet Prep Gals, get lots of questions about how we started goal setting together, so we wanted to share some of the things we’ve learned along the way with you as you cultivate your own friendships.

(Wondering what powersheets are? Start here! Want to shop 2022 powersheets? Click here!)

We can’t wait to cheer you on! You can connect with us on instagram @thepspgals 

The Chronically Cultivating Team

Jared Nolin

Cassie’s #1 Supporter

Jared became Cassie’s Husband in 2018 and lives the chronic illness life alongside Cassie. You can find more about their story below in the WordPress bubble!

Steve Mayo Sr.

CC Podcast Advisor

Steve Mayo Sr. has been sending inspirational messages to church family and friends for years as a way to encourage others in times of need. He started a ministry that He runs called “Bread of Life Ministry” since about 2004. He is Cassie’s #1 podcast fan and Cassie invited him to come alongside CC as an advisor in the second season of the show.

Deb Mayo

Guest Co-host on CC

Deb Mayo is a co-host on Chronically Cultivating and runs Whatever is Lovely Co. She is a key member of the CC Podcast Team. She is an avid gardener, a RN, an Occupational Health Coordinator, and a mom of three! Check out her blog and IG below!

Pastor Steve

Guest Pastor on CC

Pastor Steve Mayo is not only Cassie’s Dad, but has been the Senior Pastor at Elm Street Community Church since 2004 with a doctorate and focus in Multiethnic Studies. He is also the Executive Director of Shining Light Ministries. His desire if to reflect Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life in his roles as a husband, father, pastor, executive director, triathlete coach and friend. His goal is to be used by God to impact the community and world for Jesus. Check out his blog below!

Meet Our Guest Bloggers!

Meet Bethany

LTCIL Guest Blogger and Artist

Bethany is a disability activist and writer. She lives with EDS and mast cell disease, which is part of what inspires her to help others. Besides writing, she is also an avid artist who creates drawings and coloring pages that can be downloaded here. Her passion is helping others feel empowered, especially if they are dealing with disabilities. She is currently married and a proud pet parent. Her husband and adorable animals inspire her every day and help her create content. If you’d like to know more about Bethany’s story, her Instagram (@Rebellious_Story) is the best place to start.

Find her here!

Meet Jill

LTCIL Guest Blogger

Jill is a former competitive gymnast living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and more than 8 related chronic illnesses. She is a licensed Registered Nurse (though not working at this time), and shares her journey with EDS and associated conditions on her blog Just Sparkle: Living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Additionally, Jill is a diehard Boston sports fan, with her biggest passion being the Boston Bruins. She runs a thriving small business, Jillie Bean’s Beanies! Despite the progressive and debilitating nature of her conditions, she continues to LIVE her life and seek new opportunities and passions.

Find her here!

Want to become a guest blogger for the Living the Chronic Illness Life Blog? Contact Cassie Here!