Tuesday Tip – The Spoon Theory

“The Spoon Theory” was written by Christine Miserandino and is a wonderful tool to help healthy people better understand what it is like to have a chronic illness. Christine suffers from Lupus, but her explanation could very well be used for Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I first read the spoon theory years ago and had forgotten about it until recently and went back to re-read it. I just love how she paints a simple, understandable picture of what we go through on a daily basis. It has become a favorite story for people all over the world suffering from chronic illness. If you haven’t read it, PLEASE take the time to read it. It is a little long, but the really great parts are at the end. It is worth your time! You will be nodding your head in agreement!

I am making this my Tuesday Tip because this is a great explanation for those in your life that don’t understand what you are going through. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use this story with your friends and loved ones to help find understanding and support.


Enjoy the read – then come back and tell me what you think!



3 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip – The Spoon Theory

  1. This was an excellent article! I would definitely recommend reading it all the way through. Thanks Ann for posting it…it described things so well. I’m tempted to use that analogy in the future; I think it makes things easier for other people to understand. 🙂

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