Spoon Theory Explained

The concept of “spoons” as a metaphor for energy rationing was first introduced by Christine Miserendino on her blog, “But You Don’t Look Sick“. It has since taken off as a useful explanatory tool and label for folks within the chronic illness/ disability community, and many folks who relate with the concept refer to themselves as “spoonies”. You can learn more by visiting her blog to read the full story or get the cliffs notes version from Wikipedia or the video below created by InsomniaDoodles for Invisible Disabilities week in 2021.

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