#ChronicLifeClub is all about sharing our lives and how we find ways to make it meaningful and joyful as we live with chronic illness.
For November’s theme, we chose COOKING. Partly because of the natural connection to Thanksgiving, celebrated all over the US next week, but also because it is an integral part of our every day.
But this isn’t about showing each other dishes that are worthy of a master chef. This is about the real us.
It’s about showing the food we use to ease our symptoms, and the food we use for comfort. It’s about how we’ve found ways to eat in a healthy way. It’s also about the times when we eat sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because we don’t have the energy to cook. It’s tips on what’s tasty and snacks to give you energy to keep going. It’s about food that’s easy to prepare when you’re battling pain and fatigue, and the food that’s worth keeling over in a heap once you’re done cooking.
Share your photos and stories on our Facebook page or Twitter. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #ChronicLifeClub. A selection will be shared it next month in a slideshow, just as we shared October’s submissions for the theme of Creativity.
Let’s all sit down for a virtual meal together! What are YOU eating? (No, really, what are you eating right now - share on social media with hashtag #ChronicLifeClub!)
Lene Andersen is the Community Leader for HealthCentral’s RA Community. Lene (pronounced Lena) is an award-winning writer, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. She’s written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View. Follow Lene on Twitter @TheSeatedView and on Facebook. Watch her story on HealthCentral.