A blog and community about living well with a chronic illness



Hi, my name is Eline!

Thanks for checking out The Spoonies Community

The Spoonies Community is a blog and community, filled with information about everything you need to live well (with a chronic illness). Looking for good and easy food recipes? I got you! Looking for great accessible travel destinations? Yep, I’m your girl! Or good and inspiring reads? Then you’re at the right place.


That’s me

The Spoonies Community

So why “Spoonies”?

Therapist and blogger Christine Miserandino coined the Spoons theory in 2003

Spoons are used as a metaphor among different disability communities. The theory uses spoons as a visual way to explain how much energy one has throughout the day; each activity causes us to hand some spoons over in payment.

Once the spoons for the day are gone, they’re gone! Which means there is no more energy for any other activity on that day.

This theory helps people with chronic illness explain to others why they may have to prioritise and conserve their energy. It is widely used among the chronic illness community.

And so that is what we are! Welcome to the Spoonies Community!

MEET Eline

An enthusiastic, social butterfly and open book, who is ambitious and quite messy at times

Yeah, that’s me in a few key words! I love meeting and connecting (with) people, hence why I started this blog. My goal is to grow The Spoonies Community together and make it a safe place for all of us “spoonies” to get together, share experiences and lift each other up when needed

Let’s Get Social

Having trouble waking up in the morning and starting your day off well?

That nagging feeling of waking up, feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus and you really don’t want to leave your comfortable bed to start the day? Yes, waking up in the morning having a chronic illness can be challenging.

So that is why I have created this free 5-step morning routine guide! I use 5 different steps, every single morning, that have truly helped to achieve a change in how I get out of bed each morning. And I am here to share those tips with you!

Interested? Click here to download this FREE Morning Routine guide!

As seen in …

Reade Revalidatie

Check out the latest article written bij Joris van der Poel about doing sports whilst dealing with a chronic illness

Podcast about Chronic Pain

Eline was interviewed by students who are studying a case on how communication between doctors and patients can be improved


Eline was interviewed and documented on her experiences with Pilates classes whilst dealing with a chronic illness