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A Chair Named Joplin: Navigating a World with Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness Induced Anxiety Growing up with a chronic illness is not easy. Growing up with a chronic illness that causes your whole world to become an unpredictable whirling dervish of vertigo is downright terrifying!  As you might have guessed, the anxiety one can be left with can be pretty extreme. Any place that is… Continue reading A Chair Named Joplin: Navigating a World with Chronic Illness

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Redefining Purpose with Chronic Illness

Most people find fulfillment through work—even the people who hate their jobs still feel fulfilled by working and earning money. Work has shown to be great for our mental health. The building you go to each day, though you may loath doing so, though you may fantasize about winning the lottery so you can tell… Continue reading Redefining Purpose with Chronic Illness

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No Guilt Resting: Spoonie Addition

Lately, I have no off switch. I have been going full steam ahead, all systems go, full force, maximum velocity—I feel the need, the need for speed—health be damned! We are renovating a house, I am desperately trying to amass an enthusiastic following for this blog, I am attempting to create a store front for… Continue reading No Guilt Resting: Spoonie Addition

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Are Celebrities Hurting the Chronic Illness Community?

I know this is a pretty bold question to ask, but when people are diagnosed with chronic illnesses, one of the first things they do after Googling their disease is to Google the celebrities that share their disease. I don’t know why we have this odd obsession—to have things in common with celebrities. We find… Continue reading Are Celebrities Hurting the Chronic Illness Community?