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Dating With An Invisible Illness Helped Me Learn To Love My Body

I was so busy making sure that I had a handle on my pain that I didn’t have any extra energy to even consider dating. Pain has a way of narrowing one Read...
Nina Biagini    |   08.7.17   |   SHARE
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Self-Care Sunday: Using Cannabis To Treat Aches & Pains

I haven’t always been as big a proponent of marijuana as I am these days. I used to dismiss it as “hippie shit” that made me fall asleep, choosing a Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.7.17   |   SHARE
I know that there’s no quick fix for Frank, no way to save him from his suffering.

On Love And Pain 

On loving a partner who's in chronic pain. Read...
Anne Carmack    |   03.29.17   |   SHARE
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"I have a hard time being in my skin when my body feels like it’s on fire."

She's A Diva: Finding Sexiness In My Chronically Ill Body

When I think sexy, the first thing that comes to mind is acting with abandon and being lost in the trance of feeling and response. My body might want Read...
Sonya Huber    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
During each doctor visit, I was warned about the possibility of addiction that comes with prescription painkillers, but there was radio silence regarding the ways each alternative therapy would affect my life. Image: Thinkstock.

Concerns About 'Drug Seeking' Only Harm Chronic Pain Sufferers

If you have chronic pain, you are all too aware of the stigma surrounding the condition. Whether it comes from a disbelieving health professional, an Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   07.19.16   |   SHARE
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I’ve found that adulting is all the more important when you’re in a shared living situation. Image: Thinkstock.

Why I Never, Ever Want A Roommate Again

I’ve never had any serious issues with past roommates, whether they’ve been friends, family, or someone I found on Craigslist or something. I Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
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Poppies might be "natural," but last time I checked, opium's not great for you... Image: Thinkstock.

7 Myths That Contribute To The Stigma Around Addiction

How can we combat stigma? One way is to debunk the myths about addiction that currently saturate the public conversation. By breaking down these Read...
Kelly Fitzgerald    |   06.22.16   |   SHARE
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“How do you do it?” is a silly question. We’re all bumping along the best we can with what we’re given.

How Does She Do It? Parenting With A Disability

I had to walk my daughter in the torrential downpour to school six blocks away with a positive attitude, although the last thing I felt was positive Read...
Jennifer Chambers    |   02.19.16   |   SHARE
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