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How The Spoonie Community Taught Me to Love My Life, Myself & My Flaws

Katie shares how the spoonie community has not only given her love and support, but also the courage to open up about her battle with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. She encourages all chronic illness fighters to overcome the fear of judgment and reveal their journeys to others. Read her blog below: ...
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How My Business Helped My (and others') Lyme Disease

The journey nearly killed me before the disease could; daily I searched for purpose and happiness in the oddest of places. I was feeling more at home than ever in a hospital room, in Madison, Wisconsin, than at home in my bed, it seemed safe, I didn’t feel so alone. It began with a tick bite in Northern Wisconsin, July 3rd, 2010....
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Weakness Is Not Quitting

Waking up with a chronic illness every day is the usual set of problems, the symptoms may change but the limitations are fairly consistent. The beginning and end of the day are hardest for me. When I wake up, I know I have another day of the same fight, the same disease, and when I go to bed I review a day in my head that wasn’t what I wanted it to be. This cycle of monotony is enough to tear ...
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A Multicultural Love Story With a Taste of Lyme

Here’s a story that will throw you through a cultural loop. My mother was born Irish Catholic and my father is an Ashkenazi Jew. I grew up in Rhode Island, USA, knowing that I was in some way Jewish, but I never celebrated that fact until I was given the gift of Birthright when I turned 18.   I fell in love with Israel and started to celebrate the fact that I was a Jew. From the moment I got back ...
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