Blogs & Informational
Websites

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Chronic Illness Bloggers

This is a community of bloggers who are supportive of one another and offers a great way to connect.

The Mighty

The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.” You can submit your blog post to The Mighty to be published.

 The Invisible Project

This site has articles and real stories that are inspirational. it is part of the US Pain Foundation.
 

Body in Mind 

Blog about that often discusses research related to chronic pain.
Chronic Babe

For women created by a woman. Jenni is full of energy and optimism, reaching thousands of women who have chronic health issues. She has a blog, a private forum and Facebook page, informational videos and more. Check it out. She will get you feeling inspired!

Chronic Mom

Shellley, diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia, offers a informational blogs about coping with pain and a Facebook page for people to connect.

My Cuppa Jo

Joletta (Jo for short) also experiences chronic pain and has a blog full of thought provoking blogs related to pain. She is full of knowledge and introduced me to many of the new theories related to the science of pain.

Jo and her colleague, Beth, also who experiences chronic pain, have created a nonprofit organization, called, Endless Possibilities.

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Online and in-person programs that help support and empower people with chronic illnesses and pain

Chronic Pain Anonymous

Based on AA’s 12-step program, this organization offers in-person, telephone, and internet meetings. Educational info. also found on this site.  

The Endless Possibilities Initiative

Joletta and Beth provide workshops and an annual retreat. “Through pain science education, mindfulness, movement, creativity and adventure we learn more about ourselves and what’s possible and practice strategies for living well

Darla Bruno Integrative Wellness Coach

Besides individual coaching, Darla offers a Recovery Toolkit, providing online self-healing courses that you can take at your own pace. A Healing School offers “in-person” online classes for women, a forum, and coaching calls. “Classes are designed to support you in  every facet of your life, including meditation, yoga, breathwork, boundaries, emotions, mind-body tools, and all the basic principles of recovery.”

 

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Related to Pain:

 Academy of Integrative Pain Medicine

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Chronic Pain Association – Information on research, pain management tools, offers tools and charts to use during a doctor visit depending on diagnosis, a shop that offers empowering videos “Pathways Through Pain” 

Institute for Chronic Pain – Ideas that are changing pain

International Association for the Study of Pain

Massachusetts Pain Initiative – Run by people who experience pain, advocates, caregivers, healthcare providers to provide community awareness, education programs, and advocate for supportive pain management laws and regulations to support 

Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science, Greg Lehman – a wonderful resource with a FREE 70-page, downloadable ebook that teaches a pain science and strategies for pain management

(for) Caregivers: Family Caregiver Alliance – offers online education and community support for caregivers

US Pain Foundation – Founded by someone who experiences chronic pain to educate and advocate for others. Also, Join the Heroes of Healing, an online community where people support and inspire one another.

Arthritis: Arthritis Foundation

Living with Arthritis: Home Adjustments

CancerAmerican Cancer Society

Chronic Fatigue:  Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome of America

Fibromyalgia:

National Fibromyalgia Association Newsletter

National Fibromyalgia Partnership

LymeAmerican Lyme Disease Foundation

MyopainInternational Myopain Society

Additional Sites:

DrugRehab.com – a resource for people with co-occurring disorders, also known as dual disorders, who have been diagnosed with substance abuse and another mental health disorder. This website offers information about addiction, treatment, active recovery, advocacy (where people have shared their stories) and a blog. 

National Center for Homeopathy

National Association Newsletter

Rest Ministries and Hope Keepers

Sleep – How Sleep Works and Recommendations – by Tuck Sleep: Evidenced-based sleep health information, news, and unbiased product reviews

Social Security Administration

Social Security Claims Representative

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