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5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety That Accompanies Chronic Illness

5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety That Accompanies Chronic Illness

For many people, fear and chronic illness are simultaneous experiences. The stress of having sickness or pain that lingers over a long period of time can add up, causing you to experience anxiety. Fortunately, you do not have to endure this fear alone and can employ several strategies that help....

Why It's Okay To Grieve Your Chronic Illness Diagnosis

Why It's Okay To Grieve Your Chronic Illness Diagnosis

One aspect of coping with chronic illness that gets very little attention is grief. The loss of health and function are often unavoidable. But with proper coping mechanisms and support, it is possible to use that diagnosis to start living the life you want on your own terms....

Wherever You Are, Be All There

Wherever You Are, Be All There

About finding hope, healing, renewal and redemption despite challenges in life, including chronic illness and other physical challenges....

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a set of skills for healing, intuition, insight, calmness, focus, resilience and hope that you can develop to counter the stresses that chronic illness brings with it....

The Face of Chronic Illness: Kelly

The Face of Chronic Illness: Kelly

It's difficult for people without a chronic illness to understand the challenges involved until it's personalized. Chronic illness can drastically alter your daily routines and chronic pain...

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

One of the biggest mental traps I fell into after being diagnosed with chronic illness was that life as I knew it was over. There was some truth to this. I was diagnosed with chronic illness about 20 years ago and my life has never been the same. But that doesn't mean I've let go of my hopes and dreams....

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....

I Believe:  Faith and Chronic Illness

I Believe: Faith and Chronic Illness

There are very few things in life you can really count on, but one thing you can count on is you will have trials and adversity in your life. When those trials are physical, it can add unwanted stress to your life, relationships, work and more....