Chronic Illness Support & Tips from Peer Experts
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Why I Don’t Call Surviving Stage 4 Childhood Cancer a Miracle

The Men in the White Coats The room fell silent. The type of uproarious silence louder than sound itself. I’d never felt the “roar” of silence until that ...

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6 Tips for Making Friends as a College Student with a Disability or Chronic Illness

Attending college is a big decision to make and it’s a critical phase of life that many people are encouraged to pursue. If you're a student with a disability, ...

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Death and High Heels: Reflections on Life With Chronic Illness

Editor's note: This story includes discussions of death and suicide that some readers may find triggering. If you need crisis support in the USA, call 988, or ...

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How Affiliate Marketing Can Help You as a Disabled Business Owner or Influencer

If you are a small business owner, blogger, or social media influencer who lives with a chronic illness, mental health condition, and/or disability, you’re ...

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27 Horror and Halloween Chronic Illness Gifts for Spooky Spoonies

Ahh, autumn, the season of change, and my favorite holiday -- Halloween! For one night, the veil between this world and the next is thin, and ghosts and ghouls ...

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Body Positivity Art – Artists Who Celebrate Diverse Bodies

Body positivity art celebrates all bodies, challenging society's beauty standards. From Venus of Willendorf to the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, curvy bodies ...

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13 Chronic Illness Pins, Stickers, & Patches Spoonies Will Love

Chronic illness pins, stickers, and patches are a way to let the world know where you stand -- without having to take a stand. 'Cause ya know, sometimes we ...

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14 Thoughtful & Funny Chronic Illness T-Shirts & Spoonie Clothing

Representation is important, and funny chronic illness t-shirts and sweatshirts are a great way to rep your chronic illness. Remember those angsty teen years ...

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Dating Chronically: 5 Tips for Dating with a Chronic Illness

So you’re ready to put yourself out there and start dating with a chronic illness, but have no clue where to start.  Dating in the 21st century is hard. I ...

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9 Ways People with Photosensitivity Can Beat the Heat This Summer

It's that time of year again. Summer is here and with it comes the heat and the sun. While summer can be all about pools, BBQs and the beach, it often brings ...

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12 Self-Advocacy Skills for Adults With a Disability or Chronic Illness

Whether you have had a disability or chronic illness for a long time or you’re new to facing health challenges, you may have heard of the term "self-advocacy." ...

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4 College Application Tips for Students With a Disability or Chronic Illness

When I began the college application process as a teenager with a chronic illness, I was lost. After two years of medical chaos, during which college would ...

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