chronic illness

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Chronic illness and fatness can interact in ways that exacerbate both the ableism and fatphobia we experience.

What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

As a sick person, sometimes even well-meaning people say and do things that are frustrating. Here's what your sick fat friend wants you to know. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
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You might not understand but exercise is my way of controlling my chronic illness.

Exercise Is My Way Of Controlling My Chronic Illness

Exercise is empowering for me as a disabled person, which is why I persevere. Exercise is my way of controlling my chronic illness. Read...
Amy Mackelden    |   11.9.17   |   SHARE
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It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection. Read...
Jody Allard of Role Reboot    |   10.27.17   |   SHARE
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