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Helping those with chronic illness get out of survival mode.





“Spoonie” is a term coined by chronic illness blogger Christine Miserandino that refers to people who live with chronic illness(es).

Hi, I’m April –

your new internet spoonie friend here to help you learn to live well & thrive through chronic illness.

Sharing tips for personal growth and how to navigate the chronic illness life.

Here you’ll find blog posts and free resources to help you start living your life by design – not by diagnosis.


I’ll be your guide as you learn about:


  • what effective & accessible self-care and personal growth looks like

  • how to manage the emotional ups and downs that come with having a chronic illness

  • self-advocacy and nurturing allyships by reading the lived experiences of someone with a chronic illness

Get the tips & tools you need to start thriving

through your chronic illness & living life on your terms.

Personal Growth


Life Through the Lens of Chronic Illness

Emotional Wellness

On the blog…

10 Things People with IIH Wish You Knew

10 Things People with IIH Wish You Knew

I’m sharing 10 things people with IIH wish you knew, offering you a glimpse into the reality of living with the rare and chronic condition. By learning more about what your friends and loved ones with this, or any other, chronic condition deals with, you can better position yourself to offer effective support and be a true ally.

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Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts

about living with chronic illness?

10 Empowering Chronic Illness Affirmations
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