Spoon Theory


Posted on 12th August 2019

Written by disability blogger, Naomi,Spoon Theory explains how using spoons as a metaphor helps her cope with chronic pain.

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“Spoon Theory was created by Christine Miserandino who has Lupus and created Spoon Theory as a way of explaining to her friend what it is like to live with the condition.

When you have a chronic illness/disability you have a limited amount of energy – physically, emotionally and cognitively for daily living compared to able-bodied people. With Spoon Theory we measure the energy we have in spoons (and unfortunately we don’t have the luxury of having an unlimited amount).”


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