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Chronic Illness Culture

When Your Friend Is Ill the Right Words Are a Blessing

Lisa Copen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa Copen

When in doubt, just listen. And if you need to say something to a friend who is hurting, simply say, "I don't know what to say, but I am here and I care."

Why Are We Expected To Be Brave In The Face Of Illness?

Lisa Copen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

Does our society create grand expectations that exemplify bravery and courage as the only acceptable response to an illness crisis?