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Having the Spoons is About Having the Energy

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I don’t have the spoons is another way to say “I don’t have the energy.” Writer and blogger Christine Miserandino, who has lupus, invented this phrase and the spoon theory as a way for people with chronic illnesses and various disabilities to explain the need to ration out their energy in a way that healthy people never have to think about. Some people with disabilities now refer to themselves as spoonies. Miserandino’s website, But You Don’t Look Sick, is full of news and resources about living with chronic illness and disabilities. This is part of a complete episode.

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