Navigating Chronic Illness with Nitika Chopra | #119

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Nitika Chopra knows firsthand that living with a chronic illness can be incredibly isolating. That’s one of the reasons she founded Chronicon and The Chronicon Community in an effort to empower chronically ill folks across the globe and help them connect with one another. And in this episode, Nitika and I chatted about her journey with chronic illness and how she’s learned to thrive and love herself through the pain of her experiences.

We discussed:

  • Who Nitika is and what she’s feeling passionate about these days.
  • Some of the struggles and benefits of entrepreneurship.
  • How Nitika’s relationship with her chronic illness has changed over time.
  • Having hobbies and interests without capitalistic value.
  • What it’s been like for Nitika to live at the intersection of having a chronic illness and being Southeast Asian.
  • Nitika’s definition of self-love.
  • The choice we have between numbing out and going inward.
  • Ways those without chronic illness can support their loved ones with chronic illness.

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Nitika is wearing a dark blue-green dress and smiling while looking away from the camera. Her thick curls cascade over her shoulder.

Nitika Chopra (she/her) is the founder of Chronicon, a media and events company dedicated to elevating the lives of those living with chronic illness. Nitika was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 10 and psoriatic arthritis at the age of 19 and lived over 17 years of her life being defined by her conditions. In 2010, she decided to take all of the lessons her health journey had taught her and use them to help others with the creation of her online magazine, Bella Life. Since the start of her entrepreneurial journey, Nitika has hosted her own TV talk show on Z Living called Naturally Beautiful, hosted over 40 events with hundreds of guests in attendance, and created dynamic partnerships with over 150 brands in the wellness space. You can keep up with Nitika on her website, Instagram, and Twitter, and stay up to date with Chronicon on the company’s website, Instagram, and Twitter.

Did you benefit from this episode? You can show your appreciation by supporting Nitika’s work. If you’re living with chronic illness, consider joining The Chronicon Community, and if you’re not living with chronic illness, you have the opportunity to sponsor a member.

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