Are you struggling to reclaim your identity after getting sick? Frustrated with relationships that have gone sour, or a career that’s stalled out? Ready to feel more savvy, sexy, and confident as you navigate your chronic illness journey? It’s time to learn how to be a ChronicBabe!
ChronicBabe 101 is a course in a book—packed with 100s of resources for sick chicks like us. It’s designed to teach newbies how to craft incredible lives beyond illness…and it’s a great refresher for babes who’ve been sick for a long time and are tired of feeling like professional patients. Through personal stories, expert interviews, and practical exercises, I’ll school you on relationships, career, emotional well-being, sexuality, personal organization, and so much more.
I was 25 when my world was turned upside down by fibromyalgia, anxiety, asthma, and a handful of other chronic conditions. Since 2005, I’ve used my experience to build an online community for women with chronic illness who want to feel empowered despite serious illness—and taught thousands of women how to take charge of their lives through my website, videos, and speeches around the world. Can I teach you? Are you ready to be a ChronicBabe?
The Book is just the beginning
Everyone needs a cheerleader! Your “pep squad” is made up of eleven experts, including psychologists, a physician, a pharmacist, a sexuality expert, a career coach, and more. You can listen to full-length interviews and download full transcripts.
Here’s a handful of resources for you to download that will support you in your work, including a study guide for book clubs, a guide to making friends with your illness, and more.
These personal stories reflect the skills I’ve learned as a ChronicBabe and provide more practical tips you can begin to apply in your own life. Filmed a couple years ago, they’re a little peek into how I manage my own ChronicBabe lifestyle!
Want to check out my favorite resources on everything from disability rights to caregiver resources to wheelchair fashion? I’ve done some of your homework for you, with more than 300 links.
“ChronicBabe is just what patients with chronic illness need: a savvy voice of wisdom, insight, and encouragement from someone who’s been there!”
—Laurie Edwards, author, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America and Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties
“ChronicBabe is empowerment and compassion in action. It’s like having a wise, rocking (and stylish!) best friend by your side. With ChronicBabe in your corner, an incredible life with illness is accessible and achievable.”
—Grace Quantock, award-winning international wellness provocateur, writer, founder of Trailblazing Wellness and Healing Boxes CIC
“ChronicBabe is the ultimate resource for people dealing with chronic illness—it’s filled with practical advice and peppered with Jenni’s sense of humor! An uplifting read for anyone battling chronic illness.”
—Jessica Gimeno, chronic & mental illness writer & TEDx Speaker; founder of the Fashionably Ill blog