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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…

The Best Self-Care Tips for Chronic Illness

The Best Self-Care Tips for Chronic Illness

Navigating flare days when you have a chronic illness is hard. But knowing how to practice effective self-care can make coping with the ups and downs of being a spoonie so much easier. Learn the best self-care tips for chronic illness to help you navigate these flare days with a little more ease & relief.

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about living with chronic illness?

10 Empowering Chronic Illness Affirmations
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