New look! New tagline!

While we love the look of our original logo, many of our users have found that it has TOO MUCH WHITE! and that's just hard on the eyes if you have migraines or photophobia.

Colors are Key!

purple pie chart

Many people living with chronic pain have a condition called photophobia - their brain interprets light as a painful stimulus. That can make looking at screens a painful experience and makes designing an app extra challenging!

Creating Videos To Teach Neuroscience

Creating videos that teach complex topics like how neurons fire is a challenge for content creators. That's one project that Oberlin College intern Carlos Armstrong faced when working with Nancy Darling on 1step2life - and app designed to help teens living with chronic pain get out of bed and take back their lives.

Oberlin Chalk Walk

We joined Oberlin's Chalk Walk to raise migraine awareness on national Shades of Migraine day. Follow our KnowledgeBase as it grows too! https://youtu.be/ULwfhx39P2U

Meet our interns: Alex Metz

Alex Metz

1step2life is very fortunate to have Alex Metz interning with us this summer. We have spent hours each day developing content for the Knowledge Base. Alex has spent much of his time researching and writing about the neuroscience of pain. Alex is a senior at Oberlin College majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy. He intends …

A Lung Transplant Puts College In Perspective

Art and Text: Carlos Armstrong Warning: this post includes photographs of surgical incisions some people may find upsetting. Division To me, chronic pain is more than just a subject to research. It is something constantly present in my own life. On the lower end of my pain scale, I have been living with debilitating chronic …

Living the startup life

tea cup

Writing, developing an app, and laying out a strategic plan for both a knowledge base and business require a lot of thought. And a lot of tea! Blue Rooster Bakehouse is one of my favorite Oberlin spots - especially on rainy summer afternoons.

Meet our app design team!

So excited to meet with Stream9, our app design team! Many decisions to be made. We will be asking for feedback on potential designs from those on our mailing list. Follow us on Twitter! We want to hear from you. @1step2life1

Learning To Give Science Away

We are very fortunate to have three student interns working with us this summer - Carlos Armstrong, Mary Madison Baker, and Alexander Metz. During the month of June, they have been building the Knowledge Base section of our website. Writing clearly and well about topics like the neurological underpinning of pain can be challenging. We …

It’s not theory: Real voices from real people

https://youtu.be/D6Nz-x2RxWs Real adolescents talking about living with real pain. 1step2life's core mission is to build an app that helps kids living with chronic pain get out of bed and into the world. There are many things that make this project special to me. One, in particular, is how many of the Oberlin students involved GOT …