Chronic Illness Support & Tips from Peer Experts
The Ultimate Exercise Guide for People with Parkinson’s Disease

If you live with Parkinson's disease, this exercise guide will help you overcome challenges to physical activity and set fitness goals to improve your function ...

Accepting My Neurodiversity Has Helped Me Better Understand My Autistic Teen

As a parent on the spectrum with ADHD, the challenges of parenting my autistic 14-year-old daughter have been some of the hardest yet most rewarding of my ...

Why Restorative Mental Health Days Are Important for People with Chronic Illnesses in the Workplace

Research shows a correlation between chronic physical conditions and mental health.   Studies have shown that around 50.6% of people with mental disorders ...

Coping with the Unknown — Living with a Chronic Illness with No Name

Chronic illnesses aren’t fun. To be sick and know that you will not get better is a hard pill to swallow — sometimes literally. But you cope; it’s kind of your ...

How to Thrive in the Workplace with a Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness can be challenging and often requires extra effort just to get through the day. This is especially true when it comes to managing ...

I Don’t Blame Fat People for Taking Ozempic. But Here’s Why I Won’t.

The diabetes medication Ozempic has been repurposed as a weight loss drug. This is a dream come true for pharmaceutical companies and fat people alike. We have ...

I Was a Pushover… Until I Was Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

When I was a kid, I was absolutely terrified of Oompa Loompas. Even the slightest whiff of them made me want to stick a finger in my own eyeball. That creepy ...

Deep Brain Stimulation: The Pros and Cons of a Promising Parkinson’s Treatment

Parkinson's disease is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are several treatments available for managing the ...

How to Deal with Embarrassing Chronic Illness Symptoms

If you struggle with embarrassing chronic illness symptoms due to a condition such as Crohn's disease, these tips can help you deal with them and the difficult ...

Chronic Pain Is a Pain in the You Know What and Getting Help Is Complicated

I am in so much physical and emotional pain that I pretty much do not leave my house. I have been in physical pain most of my life. Sometimes I can cope easily ...

What Is a Spoonie? The Spoon Theory of Chronic Illness, Explained

Spoon theory. Spoonie. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you may hear these terms and be confused. What is a spoonie? ...

6 Tips for Dealing with Ableism and Disability Discrimination

Have you ever felt like your life was more difficult because of a disability or chronic illness? Maybe you’ve been treated unfairly in the workplace or had ...

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