As we prep for the new ChronicBabe site, we're shutting down the bits.
It was nice while it lasted! But the new stream-lined ChronicBabe.com won't have news items per se - although Editrix Jenni will be writing about newsworthy stuff. Just wanted you to know that we haven't forgotten about this feature...we're just letting it rest. Thanks!
Feeling down? Try some Kid President
Your Editrix has had a little bout of depression the past two days. Rough stuff. But Kid President is helping a lot. Enjoy!
In preparation for 2014 and ObamaCare:
This handy-dandy tool shows you how ObamaCare will impact YOUR health insurance situation.
A look at "sick lit"
Some folks are freaked out by it. We feel empowered by it. XO Jane contributor S.E. Smith gives us the lowdown on "sick lit."
Join us for a LIVE chat today!
Let's get together and talk about our hopes and challenges for the new year. Editrix Jenni and our amazing moderators, Rachel and Helen, all have a bunch of resolutions and plans to talk about, and we can't wait to hear yours. Join us at the Forum today at 6pm PST, 7pm MST, 8pm CST, 9pm EST, 10pm AT (that's 1pm in Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday, January 9).
For Babes, who happen to have chronic illness...
If you're a sick chick in search of like-minded folks—the kind of people who are living well in spite of illness—you're in the right place! ChronicBabe offers hundreds of resources designed to help you keep on being a Babe, even with chronic illness. To get the most out of our site, join close to 4,000 women and sign up today for our free eNewsletter: the Goodie Bag and get dozens of tips delivered straight to you every other week. When you sign up, you also get a free ebook, How to Be a ChronicBabe: A Beginner's Toolkit.
Share your voice!
We accept guest posts for publication, according to a few simple guidelines.
Share your comments!
A note from Editrix Jenni: When I launched this site in 2005, I made a conscious choice to keep articles closed to comments to ward off trolls—those nasty folks who just want to complain. Today, we're better equipped to handle whatever comes our way, even with a small team to handle a high volume of comments. Visit your favorite article today and leave a comment, start a conversation, and see where it takes you.
Forum! Podcasts! Blog Carnival! So much!
The ChronicBabe Forum is THE place for you to start a conversation about living well with chronic illness. With nearly 1,700 women chatting, you're going to get great support. We've also got a podcast series, and we bet you'll love it! Head over to the podcast page and listen now. And check out our archives of the Blog Carnival. Oh yea, we got the goods!
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Just a quick question for y'all, sick America. Why do you think it's so freakin' hard for us to dispose of unused/unwanted medications? The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Office of Diversion Control is sponsoring its Drug Take-Back Day for this Saturday, April 27, from 10am to 2pm. Really, y'all? Four hours?
When my pal Kerri posted A Big Ol' Glass of... the other day, I almost snarfed my coffee. Kerri and I chat a lot about misperceptions and misconceptions about chronic illness, and I've been mortified to hear some of the comments people make to her about diabetes.
So I couldn't help but respond to her piece with one of my own. Here's my short list of shit people say to me about fibromyalgia, in no particular order. It's all real. And then my response. Which is the same as Kerri's.
Hi! It's been a while. I didn't mean for it to be so long...I just hit a bit of a wall and had to take a ChronicBabe break. But guess what? It's leading to something super-lovely. I'm remaking ChronicBabe. Tearing it down so I can build it back up. It's gonna be a whole new ballgame, chicas. Read on for more...
Hi folks! We're cranking up our Pinterest community, and Editrix Jenni has created a bunch of new Chronicbabe boards.
Want to join in the fun? Check out our boards, comment, follow us, and if you'd like to help add to any of our ChronicBabe boards, please let us know! Just send a request through the comments below.
I love a challenge. So when my best girl Natalie challenged me to join her in the Hustle Up the Hancock a few months ago, I said yes. I trained and trained. And I wrecked my body. Here's a short tale about not meeting my goal, why that's OK, and a little request for help from you, dear fellow ChronicBabe.
I have some ideas about where this project will go in the coming years, but I'm curious to hear from you. What do you find useful? What do you want more of? What would be most valuable to you on this journey with chronic illness? How can I help you?