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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....

How I Ran a 5K with Chronic Illness

How I Ran a 5K with Chronic Illness

I never expected to run a 5K race today. In fact, I never expected to run again in my life, period. Having battled chronic illness for 17 years and suffered a serious leg injury 10 years ago, running wasn't even on my radar....

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...

Overcoming Big Challenges With Chronic Illness

Overcoming Big Challenges With Chronic Illness

I really don't like seasonal changes because some kind of house or yard work follows. All these outdoor chores can take a heavy toll on someone with chronic illness. I've been thinking about practical ways...

My Journey To Fitness With Chronic Illness

My Journey To Fitness With Chronic Illness

Everyone knows exercise is important to living long and healthy life. But if you have a chronic illness exercise can be more complicated than putting on a pair of running shoes and hitting your favorite trail....

Letting Go Of The Life We Have Planned

Letting Go Of The Life We Have Planned

Sometimes that life isn't what we expect and coming to terms with the new reality of life with chronic illness is difficult and can be traumatic. I know it took me several years after my diagnosis before I found an inner acceptance...

5 Steps To a Healthier You

5 Steps To a Healthier You

Balance in all things is critical to maintaining health, not only physical health, but emotional and spiritual health as well. In the hectic drive of today's world, many women forget to take care of their most important asset, themselves. In an effort to help woman of all ages learn to take care of and nurture themselves, here are 5 easy ideas you can use to bring balance and harmony into your life....

9 Steps to Help Harness the Healing Power of Physical Activity

9 Steps to Help Harness the Healing Power of Physical Activity

One of the most potent forms of medicine isn't something you can buy at a pharmacy or get at the doctor's office. No one else can give you this medicine or perform its magic for you. It's movement, simple physical activity that can have profound healing effects. And it's something only you can do for yourself....

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...

Hypnotherapy and Self Esteem

Hypnotherapy and Self Esteem

Why can't we succeed? What exactly is holding us back from reaching our goals? What makes us grasp onto our habits and phobias and not want to let them go? Our self-esteem....