chronic illness

So many times in life, Daisy grew through the cracks, through what seemed like impossible obstacles.

Daisies Grow Through The Cracks: Losing A Friend To Suicide

I knew before I truly knew. When the icon revealing the new Facebook message from Daisy’s brother flashed on my screen, my heart fell to my feet. Read...
Lauren Jonik    |   08.7.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
There are both grand and trite lessons one learns with a chronic illness.

I’m Diabetic, And Sometimes I Don’t Care

There are both grand and trite lessons one learns with a chronic illness. We all want to reason with illness but we can’t. Read...
Dallas Athent    |   08.6.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
It is possible to live well while chronically ill.

How To Be Sick: A Short Primer On Living Well With Chronic Illness

There is little doubt that chronic illness brings challenges above and beyond coping with symptoms. But, it is possible to live well while Read...
Lauren Jonik of The Refresh    |   05.21.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Faking health is a common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness.

Why People With Chronic Illness Fake Being Healthy 

A common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness is to fake being healthy. I’d like to shed some light on this very misunderstood behavior. Read...
Meg Hartley    |   04.4.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
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My Partner Stood By Me When Chronic Illness Threatened My ED Recovery

Two months after my chronic illness diagnosis, we got engaged. He has always nailed the “in health” portion of our future marriage vows. Read...
Hannah Matthews    |   03.20.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
You’re a body of magic. (Photo by Ryan Moreno on Unsplash)

Gratitude Magic

Remember that your body is you, it is not separate. Treat it, yourself, with love. You’re a body of magic. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile of Luna Luna Magazine    |   03.19.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
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My Chronic Illness Left Me Broke And Homeless, So Meditation Is My Medication

It’s real sticky-wicked to have your body become unpredictable and tortuously painful. So here I am. Homeless. Meditation is my medication. Read...
Meg Hartley    |   03.16.18   |   SHARE
Voices
Where are all my autoimmunies and chronic illness survivors out there? I wrote this for you. (Photo by Yanapi Senaud on Unsplash)

12 Very Real Things I Learned About Chronic Illness

Like a lot of people with chronic illness or autoimmune/autoinflammatory disorders, I went through a dead-end labyrinth to get my diagnosis. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile of Luna Luna Magazine    |   02.2.18   |   SHARE
Bodies