#Personal Growth

Make a Place for Your Chronic Illness

Make a Place for Your Chronic Illness

The fact is, if you're living with chronic illness you are courageous. In the process of meeting life's challenges, you have learned and are continuing to learn how to meet your fears and move beyond them....

Living More Meaningfully With Chronic Illness

Living More Meaningfully With Chronic Illness

To be meaningful, we don't necessarily have to do wonderful things or accomplish spectacular goals. Most of the time, what we do is far less important than who we are. Our simple presence, our caring, our bodies, our minds all have value to the world....

Overcoming Negative Thoughts

Overcoming Negative Thoughts

If, like many of us with chronic illness, you have a mirror that shows you as a useless cripple, it won't matter how much you do, or how important people say you are to them, or how much they love you. In your thought-mirror, you will still look like a useless cripple....

Take Control Of Your Life

Take Control Of Your Life

by Pauline Salvucci Life with chronic illness may bring unexpected challenges, but that doesn't...

Do I Have to Feel Guilty When I Feel Okay?

Do I Have to Feel Guilty When I Feel Okay?

When we ache, oh, how we ache! But when we feel half-decent, then what? Do we sit at home and dread the moment in which the chronic pain returns? Or do we run out and catch up on a bit of life and have some fun while the going is good? This is the quandry of living with chronic illness....