The Sick Girls' Guide* is a new ebook series from chronic illness blogger, Natasha Lipman.
An honest, warm and (so Natasha would like to think) hilarious journey through the ups and downs of trying to figure out how to live your life as well as possible with chronic illness.
What people are saying:
"Natasha does something quite rare: she shows us that we can survive - and even thrive - with chronic illness, and she does so with a firm grip on reality." - Colin Gorrie of Not That Kind of Dr.
"Absolutely blinking brilliant! Fabulous resource; well executed and lovely tone so far! Well done." - @recovering_life on Twitter
I get a lot of emails from people from all around the world who tell me their stories and ask me for advice about finding ways to try and live well with chronic, invisible illness. I mean, it's hard, right? I also get a lot of emails from people who have a family member or friend who has recently been diagnosed and they are struggling to understand how they can support them.
Diagnosis, medication, diet, support system, working and relationships - it's almost impossible for me to find a single thing that my health doesn't impact on. And what makes it harder is that we're all so different that figuring out what works for us can make us feel isolated and frustrated.
The Sick Girls' Guide is not a traditional self-help series. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. It’s an honest account of my personal struggle with navigating the waters of chronic illness, while sharing the lessons I have learned along the way.
My goal is to help people realise that they are not alone, that what they’re feeling is ok, and that there are ways to take back some control of their lives...a little bit at a time.
In this ebook, I'm doing something a little bit different. It's both for people who have chronic illness and know someone with one. It will explore a bunch of ways for family and friends to learn how to understand, support and be there for people in your life who are dealing with chronic illness, while serving as a tool for people with health conditions to explain and articulate what support they need.
I really hope you find the information in the book useful. Your feedback is always appreciated, and you can get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note I do get a lot of emails, and so it may take me some time to get back to you.
The minimum price is in the box above, but if you'd like to support my work and advocacy for people with invisible illness, please feel free to donate more. It will be greatly appreciated.
*Totally appropriate for guys too