Do you feel incredibly alone while navigating your chronic illness? Are you dealing with daily symptoms but sometimes still unsure if you can even claim that you have a chronic illness? Have you thought about joining a chronic illness group, but are afraid you’ll be constantly reminded of everything you can’t do instead of all you can and that it will be more depressing than uplifting?
So many of us with chronic illness feel stuck in a world without accessible, inspiring support. Even if you are one of the lucky ones who have an encouraging group of friends or family around you, chances are high that you have felt incredibly alone in your journey and long to connect with people who truly just “get it.”
No one should ever have to deal with chronic illness alone or miss out on the joy of life just because they have been diagnosed with a health condition.
With real support on a daily basis from our safe, inspiring community, you will never again have to wonder if you are the only one dreading a first date because your IBS is flaring up, or nervous about going on a trip with your family because your fatigue is at an all time high, or just stressed about small every day activities that take so much more energy for you than other people you know. At Chronicon, you’ll also gain fresh tools to live your best life with chronic illness through expert-led workshops and inspiring, informative resources.
This community is focused on solidarity and empowerment, not sadness and shame. We uplift each other, take steps toward loving the skin we’re in and find ways to fill our lives with more joy, no matter the state of our health.
Plus: there’s zero pressure to share or show up to anything! We’re here for you when you’re feeling good, and totally understand when you need to stay quiet.
Hi there! My name is Nitika Chopra and I am the founder of Chronicon. I started this platform after living for 31 years navigating my own chronic illnesses and feeling deeply alone. Having had severely debilitating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis starting at the age of 10, I constantly felt like I was being weighed down by how different I was, how challenging it was for me to function, and finding it really hard to make friends with anyone who understood what I was going through. Not only that, but I had big dreams and little to no evidence to show me that any of it was possible.
In a world filled with a very narrow view of what it means to thrive and live a fulfilling life, I often felt on the outside and feared that my life would feel meaningless due to the challenges I was dealing with on a daily basis with my health.
The Chronicon Community is the safe haven that I wish I had access to as a woman navigating life with multiple chronic illnesses. Our online community is designed to create real support on a daily basis so that you never have to wonder if you are the only one dealing with something. You never have to fear showing up to something fun -- only to leave early -- and being gaslit for your health experience. We even show you ways to fill your life with tremendous joy when your hardest health days arrive.
I know what it’s like to live life feeling like you have this secret inside of you, fighting to feel “normal” in a body that feels anything but. I hope you will join me and find the relief in knowing that you don’t have to do this alone anymore. We are in this together!
Is this community only for women?
Absolutely not! Men and non-binary individuals are welcome and encouraged to join us. All human beings deserve to feel supported and loved through the ups and downs of their chronic illness journey, regardless of how they identify.
Is it worth it to join if I live outside the United States?
Absolutely! Our content is available whenever you want to access it. We record all of our events so you can participate at any time and you can even watch workshops from past months before you joined. We also try to host our events at a variety of different times to accommodate as many time zones as possible. We have members from all over the world and would love to have you join us!
What If I can’t go to all of the Workshops?
That’s ok, and even expected! This community is like having all the chronic illnesses resources you could ever want, right in your pocket. So watch the workshops when you want, comment on the posts you love the most and message your friends when the inspiration arises. There’s no pressure to show up in exactly one way or even every single day. You also get access to the replays for the 150+ workshops we have already done in the community as well as every single event from here on out so if you can't join us live, you will have a replay to watch when you have the time!
I am a little nervous, but I want to try this! What’s your cancelation policy?
Good news -- your first week is absolutely free! Then, if you choose the monthly membership option, you can cancel any time before your next billing cycle. Although we will be sad to see you go, this community is designed to support you. If a membership isn’t working for you for any reason, you are free to make the choice to leave.
What if I am an introvert or nervous about being on camera at events?
We get this question A LOT! Turns out that a lot of people who have chronic illnesses are also highly sensitive, introverted and even a little shy as they start the process of opening themselves up to people. We get it! That’s why there is never any pressure to show up in one specific way. We have lots of members who are recovering from procedures, dealing with skin issues or just too tired to be on camera at a virtual workshop and we get it. They show up anyway and are able to soak up all of the good energy and support regardless! You do not have to be on camera in order to get the tremendous benefits of this community.
Do you offer sliding scale memberships if I need financial help?
Yes, we do! Our membership model is in tiers so you can pick the membership level that feels best for you and your budget. In addition to the tiers, we also have a scholarship option that we offer for folks who are on disability or unable to afford the membership due to medical expenses which ranges from $0 - $15 per month. At Chronicon, our number one priority is providing access to those who need it most. We feel honored to provide these scholarships and encourage you to apply here. Please know that if you want to be here, we want you here, and we don't believe money should ever be a reason why someone isn't able to get the support that they deserve.