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Journaling #20MinuteTopics

#20MinuteTopics For each day of November, The Chronically Awesome Foundation has asked our friends and members to participate in a writing exercise called #20MinuteTopics. We have asked that you write for 20 minutes a day. We do not care what the topic is, just write. Many of us who are Chronically Awesome are already writers[…]

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Is This Really Happening To Me?

Is This Really Happening To Me? By Monica Radtke Do you sit in the doctor wondering if all of this is really happening to me? For most of us with chronic conditions (or any patient for that matter), any medical appointment(s) are usually a (1) note-bringing and taking opportunity, (2) anxiety moment from beginning to[…]

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Health Care: Astonish The World

Astonish The World It has taken me longer than I wished to write you this thank you note. This love letter. This is a small token to you for the great feat you accomplished. You managed to astonish the world. We have been busy, all of us in the Chronically Awesome world. Life was turned upside down.[…]

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Writing Heals

Writing Heals Originally published on WhatTheJules The Chronically Awesome Foundation was founded, in part, on the basic concept that writing heals. We believe that on the whole, art heals and that writing is one very powerful part of that. Everyone has a story to tell. We do not have to be great writers. We do not[…]

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Ellie: Gifts I Didn’t Ask For

Gifts I Didn’t Ask For (This blog by Ellie turned into a gift that I was not expecting. When you get to the end, her words will inspire you to look at your life as its Chronically Awesome gifts.) I meet the awesomely cool Jules Shapiro, founder and executive director of the Chronically Awesome Foundation[…]

United Advocacy Australia Invisible Illness Week 30 Things

Thank you to United Advocacy Australia for sharing your Invisible Illness Week “30 Things” Meme with The Chronically Awesome Foundation. Read the original post here.   1.The illness‘ I live with are: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, General Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Migraines, Temporomandibular joint Disorder, I also have Hypertension and GERD 2.I was[…]

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5 Sleep Tips To Help Your Chronic Illness

5 Sleep Tips To Help People With Chronic Illness Sleep Better And Ease Pain A guest post by Jennifer Scott of SpiritFinder.org 5 Tips To Help People With Chronic Illness Sleep Better And Ease Pain By Jennifer Scott of SpiritFinder.org People with chronic illness and those who experience chronic pain, which can be directly associated with[…]

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New Life Outlook

A guest post by Adriel New Life Outlook Visit New Life Outlook Family Connections Having fibromyalgia can easily lead to feelings of loneliness. The pain and fatigue we experience make going out and socializing rather difficult. Even worse than that is the feeling that none of your family or friends understand your suffering. Your loved ones[…]

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Big Questions

Big Questions From The Archives of Rebecca’s Blog. Do you remember when you were first diagnosed? The questions you had? The decisions you had to make? The way your life changed? AUGUST 31, 2011 ~ Rebecca R. Big Questions Because, Fibromyalgia Today I found myself being asked big questions by forces unseen; what was most[…]

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter This blog about Mind over Matter. The attitude of perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Welcome to our new guest blogger and friend of Chronically Awesome; Cheryl. For over 17 years, I have been a stage 4 cancer patient. After that diagnosis came a whole slew of other conditions including, diabetes and hypertension just to name a[…]