chronic illness

Please Don’t Compliment My Weight Loss

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I’m not exactly sure how to take this. Is being thin a consolation prize for being sick?

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The One Thing Lupus Took From Me That I Don't Miss At All

I learned to hide my lupus diagnosis as if it were a crime. (Photo by Jurica Koletić on Unsplash)

I learned to hide my lupus diagnosis as if it were a crime. I became skilled in the art of misdirection.

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Ask Erin: I'm Almost 30 And I Feel Like I'm "Behind" In Life

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I’m soon approaching 30, I feel so behind in life in comparison to friends. I feel like I’m old and the best years of my life were wasted on an illness.

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How To Feel Better — A Primer For Living In Tumultuous Times

The hardest task of all: whole-heartedly show-up ready to offer our best.

For many, it's impossible to turn on the news without feeling a strong response to many of the events unfolding in our world. Here's how to feel better.

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Daisies Grow Through The Cracks: Losing A Friend To Suicide

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

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.

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My Partner Stood By Me When Chronic Illness Threatened My ED Recovery

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Two months after my chronic illness diagnosis, we got engaged. He has always nailed the “in health” portion of our future marriage vows.

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Gratitude Magic

You’re a body of magic. (Photo by Ryan Moreno on Unsplash)

Remember that your body is you, it is not separate. Treat it, yourself, with love. You’re a body of magic.

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My Chronic Illness Left Me Broke And Homeless, So Meditation Is My Medication

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It’s real sticky-wicked to have your body become unpredictable and tortuously painful. So here I am. Homeless. Meditation is my medication.

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What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

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

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.

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Exercise Is My Way Of Controlling My Chronic Illness

You might not understand but 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.

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