30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Many prominent bloggers were asked to participate in this simple blog post meme to help spread awareness during Invisible Awareness Week (September 11-18th) I think it is important to participate in these things because as much as this website, my speaking and writing have brought me into the public

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The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino's personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability. Click HERE to download "The Spoon Theory" in PDF format. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in t

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It is 5am. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Painsomnia?

It is 5am. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Painsomnia?

It is 5am. I can't sleep. We have been here before, me and insomnia. It is a date, we know each other well, but I wish I didn't. As many times as I am at night,and can't fall asleep... you never get used to it. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Nobody pla

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The Death of a Dancer - Who am I?

The Death of a Dancer – Who am I?

I was born a dancer. Well, I guess I was born a little girl who liked to move then I became a dancer. As a baby, music soothed me and I loved to wiggle and move. My mother remembers me spinning and twirling around the house to any music that was playing on the radio. When I didn’t have music, I wo

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My Roulette Kinda Life. You Just Never Know.

My Roulette Kinda Life. You Just Never Know.

I remember going to the bright lights of Atlantic City and watching people play roulette. I would just walk around and watch people. I liked to watch the “high rollers” because they seemed so carefree with amounts of money that would make me sick, if I lost. For a moment, I would love to be able

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Pay it Forward! Friends and Caregivers Raising Money for Medical Musts, Bills, Surgery, Medication etc. Now you can help!

Pay it Forward! Friends and Caregivers Raising Money for Medical Musts, Bills, Surgery, Medication etc. Now you can help!

  Know someone with sky-high healthcare bills? You might. Three million households spend 18% of their incomeson out-of-pocket medical expenses.It’s an awful burden, on top of a crisis or chronic illness. Now you can help with GiveForward.How it works GiveForward is like Kickstarter for

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Christine Miserandino featured in Johnson & Johnson's first Lupus video on their dedicated YouTube health channel!

Christine Miserandino featured in Johnson & Johnson’s first Lupus video on their dedicated YouTube health channel!

I am honored to say I was chosen to be featured in Johnson & Johnson Network's first Lupus video. They already have a huge catalog of informative, non branded videos on their health dedicated youtube channel... but now we can finally add Lupus to the list of health, disease and medical topics!

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Product Review: Comfort-U Pillows Sleep is made easier when you cuddle

Product Review: Comfort-U Pillows Sleep is made easier when you cuddle

  I have a secret. I am sleeping with something new in my bed and my nights have never been better! Now, that I have gotten your attention, let me tell you about my new pillow! I have never been as confident, to encourage my readers to go out and purchase something, but this product h

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On St. Patrick's Day: Do You Have Your Lucky Charm?

On St. Patrick’s Day: Do You Have Your Lucky Charm?

As St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, I find myself thinking of all the things I cannot do to celebrate this so-called “holiday”. Usually, I would still be here in Santa Barbara studying for a million finals, but I “lucked out”. I will be home this year. Sounds great, right? WRONG. All of my

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It's March. Time for Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet!

It’s March. Time for Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet!

Spring is the time for cleaning out those closets, donating your junk to people who want or need it. But tell me, do you ever clean out your medicine cabinet? I wish I actually had to clean mine out for expired medicines, cough syrup, and other remedies, but most are used up due to the fact that

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