chronic illness

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Your Childless Friends Are Allowed to Be Tired, Too

Ladies, sit down. We need to have a conversation. Childless women are allowed to be tired.  Read...
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On Hope, Creativity, Spiritual Self-Care & Chronic Illness

Hope, by definition, could be seen as ‘wanting something else to happen,' but for those of us with chronic illness, we know that ‘something else’ is unlikely within our lifetimes. Read...
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Why I’ve Never Told Anyone at Work About My Chronic Pain

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and  has been republished with permission.


Chronic pain affects anywhere from 11% to 40% of people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, in 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had coped with chronic pain, and 8% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain. 

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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.

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How To Cope If Chronic Illness Is Harming Your Relationship Or Love Life

Even if your body is weak from cancer, chronic illness, or injury, you can cultivate a strong love.

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I Quit My Job Because of Chronic Illness

When you hear about a person with a chronic illness working or not working or considering quitting a job, these decisions were not made lightly.

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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.

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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 chronically ill.

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