Mental Health Is The Same As Physical Health; Insights From The Spoonderland Exhibition

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Have you heard about the spoon theory, coined bywriter, blogger, speaker and lupus patient advocate Christine Miserandino? It’s basically a way of looking at chronic illness, a metaphor, that explains the difficulty of everyday life for people with an illness. Essentially,a person with a chronic illness is given a limited and unpredictable amount of spoons per day and every task they must accomplish uses up one of those spoons – like showering or getting dressed. Whereas someone who is healthy has unlimited spoons, a person with a chronic illness must be careful and deliberate about how they use their spoons. If they run out of spoons, they will likely not have the energy to complete any more tasks that might require an additional spoon. This means that often, a person with chronic illness might not be able to fulfill a whole day’s worth of activities. They might need to…

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