It’s no secret: Our Secret Club membership program rocks!
It’s all about giving you the tools you need to craft an incredible life beyond illness.
Every day, I receive emails from fellow ChronicBabes like you, asking me about the bazillion complicated issues we sick chicks face. And there’s just not enough time in the day to answer your questions individually!
…and I know from your emails (and tweets, and Instagram comments, and Facebook posts) that you crave accountability and support and a sense of belonging. So I created a group learning experience that’s designed to give you support, resources — and the chance to work with me more directly on issues that challenge you every day.
The ChronicBabe Secret Club is a monthly subscription-based service offering up TONS of value.
In May 2018, we will focus on dealing with DIFFICULT PEOPLE.
I don’t often dwell on negativity, but the fact is, we all have difficult people in our lives. Maybe you have annoying co-workers who don’t respect your accessibility needs. Or thoughtless family members who keep asking when you’re going to “get well” no matter how many times you explain that what you have is chronic. Perhaps you have friends who are abandoning you because our needs have changed. Or there’s one person in your support group who just won’t stop whining through entire meetings.
Coping with difficult people is challenging work, and as folks with chronic illness, we have a unique set of challenging situations. In May, you’ll learn a handful of strategies for handling difficult people:
Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries – We’ll review what boundaries are, how we can set them, and how to enforce them
Navigating challenging conversations – We’ll cover some conversational models and strategies for keeping things productive
Asserting ourselves in the face of bullies – We’ll look at ways we can learn to stand up for ourselves when people are being mean
Breaking up with jerks – We’ll create some strategies for ending bad romantic relationships, friendships, and doctor-patient relationships (yes, you CAN fire your doctor!)
We’ll also reinforce some positive behaviors that keep us strong while we cope with difficulties. It’s going to be a rich period of learning and growth! Join us for one month or both; I guarantee there will be lots to learn in both months.
We begin on May 7!
Bonus this month:
- Rich content throughout the month, including topics that cover practical advice, spiritual exploration, relationships, personal organization, goal-setting and much much more
- At least one monthly call-in session with live Q&A (you’ll be able to email Qs in advance if you can’t be on the call live)
- At least one Facebook Live session in our secret group
- Digital recordings of the monthly calls so you can listen whenever, wherever
- A monthly resource PDF jam-packed with tons of of my fave theme-related links and recommendations
- Weekly support emails filled with fun goodies
- A top-secret ultra-private Facebook group so you can chat with me and others in the Secret Club and share resources and support
- Occasional snail mail surprises from ChronicBabe HQ
- …and anything else I decide to add along the way. I know you LOVE surprises!
Now is your chance to give yourself a beautiful gift.
Membership in the Secret Club is a wonderful gift, one that will help you enjoy your life more every day.
I keep the group relatively small. It’s important that the Secret Club stays small enough to offer tons of support, through community-building and consistent action. In particular, the Facebook secret group has proved to be a game-changer for many of the members, and if it gets TOO big then we lose that sense of community.
What is the Secret Club NOT going to be about?
It’s not therapy. (I’m not a doctor or health care provider of any kind.) It’s not a bitch-n-moan club. (We sometimes tell rough stuff, but then we help each other pick ourselves back up again!) It’s not shallow. (We’re not Pollyanna-ish here. We’re about getting real, and then tackling the issues we can to make BIG POSITIVE CHANGE.) I provide resources and a warm, supportive environment for you to talk with others confidentially. It’s up to YOU to do the work to grow—and I know you can do it!
Here’s what some of the Secret Club members are saying:
“I have friends again even if they are all virtual. To me that doesn’t matter. It’s so nice to know if I need help or support I now have friends to reach out to. I don’t worry so much about my illnesses anymore. I take my meds, go to the doctor, deal with what we learn from my symptoms and labs, and I take care of myself to the best of my ability. My entire outlook on life has changed and my hubby is happy to have the old chronically ill wife back and the nasty, unhappy, worried, lonely and angry one is gone. I thank God that somehow I found Jenni and this group at just the right time in my life and it feels good to be me again! Sorry for the novel but it feels good to get all that out and to thank Jenni for making it possible for a middle aged chronically ill lady to be truly happy again.”- Lisa
“This club has made a tremendous difference in how I handle my life. I’ve been chronically ill for more than 20 years and I’m finally getting the hang of pacing, thanks to this group. That was the biggest skill I practiced over the holiday season and it allowed me to host a brunch for my Bible study group 8 days before Christmas.” – Lynn
“ChronicBabe’s Secret Club provides something profound: proof that we are NOT alone, that we are part of a heroic group of women doing the very best we can. I recommend it highly.” – Toran
How much, you ask, for all this loveliness?
You get it all for the deliciously low price of $25 per month. That’s what it costs to grab a latte and a donut each week! Or a fancy high-end mascara. Or dinner out for one. But really, you could brew your own coffee, and you can snag mascara from the drugstore for $7, and eating at home is so cozy… you’ll get WAY more out of a month’s worth of education and support on the most pressing and complicated issues we ChronicBabes face. Plus: FUN.
Have questions? Concerns? Ideas? Simply send me an email and I’ll get back to you toot-sweet. (Or scroll down to see a FAQ.)
There are a limited number of spots in the Secret Club, so don’t be shy: Sign up today.
Still not sure if the Secret Club is right for you? Maybe hearing from our members will help you decide:
“Sometimes living with a chronic illness you find yourself wondering, am I the only one who feels this way? Well, no longer do I wonder! Talking with others who can relate to life’s challenges with chronic illness is priceless! Not to sound like the commercial, but seriously, AWAP is easier with the Chronic Babes Secret Club.” – Jen
“Having a group that encourages me to be “who I am right now” is really helpful. So many of my friends can’t see me as any different from who I used to be (before chronic illness)… but these ChronicBabes really get it!” – L
“I love the ChronicBabe Secret Club because it’s the one place in my life I can say exactly what I want to about my life and not have to censor anything. The love and support from the other members is humbling! This is my go-to spot when I need a lift, need to vent or just want to connect with some beautiful souls.” – Lynn
Want to join us? Sign up today and join other incredible women in the quest for an awesome life beyond chronic illness!
have questions about the secret club?
i’ve got answers:
is this a monthly subscription program, or can i just sign up for one month?
the secret club is a monthly subscription program, and most members stay in for a few months… or even for a few years. but if you want to try just one month, sign up and then shoot me an email saying you just want one month, and i’ll press pause on billing for you.
do i have to be on facebook to be part of the secret club?
one terrific benefit of this service is the secret facebook group of like-minded ChronicBabes – current and past members only. but if you don’t want to use facebook, that’s a-ok; you’ll still receive all the materials throughout the month.
will i get to interact with you one-on-one?
yup! i have at least one live Q&A call during the month, where i answer your most pressing questions. if you can’t make the call live, email me your questions and i’ll answer them… and everyone gets a recording of the call. you can also email me questions throughout the month, and if you really want to dig deeper, i offer single coaching sessions for an additional fee. if you’re curious about those, reply to this email and we can schedule a consultation.
why do you charge a membership fee?
the secret club costs $25 per month because i put a LOT of work into creating it and maintaining the community. i understand many people in our shoes can’t afford that cost, which is why i still offer tons of free resources at my website, forum, and social media channels. offering this additional paid service helps me take care of myself… after all, i’m a ChronicBabe like you, too.
can i be a member if i’m outside of the u.s.?
yup! in fact, about 25% of our members are in countries other than the u.s.
can i pay you with another method instead of paypal?
currently, i only accept payments through paypal. but you don’t have to sign up for a paypal account to use your credit card, debit card, or bank account to make a payment. here’s how. and if you really really really don’t want to use paypal, reply to this email and we can talk about other options.
what if i change my mind or don’t like it? can i cancel my membership?
sure! i understand that happens sometimes. you may cancel with a full refund during the first week of the program; a $7 service charge will be deducted from your refund if you leave during the second week of the month-long program; and no refunds will be given after the end of the second week.