#Healing

10 Steps For Healing Well With Chronic Illness

10 Steps For Healing Well With Chronic Illness

Living and coping with chronic illness can be difficult, especially during the holidays. It often requires stressful changes to your life and the lives of family members closest to you....

Sugar Addiction And Chronic Illness

Sugar Addiction And Chronic Illness

No doubt about it, we are a nation of addicts and sugar ranks right at the top of the list. While sugar addiction is the most prevalent, widely practiced and legally accepted addiction in our society, few of us understand it and fewer still know how to manage it on a life-long basis....

Journey to Self-Care:  Behavior and Chronic Illness

Journey to Self-Care: Behavior and Chronic Illness

The journey to being in the practice of self-care is most effective when we define our values, learn new skills, and internalize behaviors and attitudes that support our best health. Beginning with the end in mind, results are easy to specify, such as weight loss, feel better, fewer sick days, reduce stress, and be healthier for example....

4 Mobile Apps For Healing And Mindfulness

4 Mobile Apps For Healing And Mindfulness

For someone dealing with chronic illness there are now mobile resources available on demand that didn't exist even a few years ago. So, here are some of my favorite mobile apps....

4 Ways to Train Your Mind To Promote Healing

4 Ways to Train Your Mind To Promote Healing

In living a life with chronic health challenges, it's essential to get good medical care. From work with clients, literature reviews and personal experience, I learned quite a bit and came up with these 4 ways...

Get Moving With Chronic Illness

Get Moving With Chronic Illness

To most people getting fit with chronic illness sounds like an oxymoron. The old me thought that people that were chronically ill simply did not exercise, ever! But experience has taught me that exercise is key...

Don't Give Up

Don't Give Up

We all experience those moments of weakness where we give way to the groundswell of emotions arising from our illness or other forms of adversity. It can be so difficult to stay focused on healing well....

Recognize Sources Of Healing Around You

Recognize Sources Of Healing Around You

I had just gone through another round of specialized tests for my arthritis symptoms which had been escalating in intensity over the Winter. The results were inconclusive. No clear patterns. No diagnosis. No ready treatments. No answers. The only proof I had was the unrelenting pain...

9 Ways Mindfulness Helped Me Heal With Chronic Illness

9 Ways Mindfulness Helped Me Heal With Chronic Illness

Mindfulness was not a term I was familiar with when I was diagnosed with chronic illness 17 years ago. Looking back, I wish I had known more about how to practice it in my life. It would have saved me a lot of worry...

We Are All Connected

We Are All Connected

The story is about Lance Richardson who struggled most of his adult life with Crohn's Disease. He describes the demands that his chronic illness placed on his young family, a lot of which I can easily relate to....