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How HealingWell Started

How HealingWell Started

I had just been diagnosed with a chronic illness a few weeks earlier and felt completely alone. My experience with medical tests, procedures, and getting shuffled from doctor to doctor was absolutely exhausting and terribly frustrating....

Getting Self-Help Online

Getting Self-Help Online

Nearly 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I went online and was surprised by the lack of an outlet in which ordinary people like me could share information or find an empathetic ear....

Is a Clinical Trial Right for Me?

Is a Clinical Trial Right for Me?

Patients take part in clinical trials for many reasons. While the treatment that you receive may offer you the best outcome, it is important to evaluate all of your options before you decide that clinical trial is right for you. Here are some things to consider:...

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....

Put Your Body First When You Live With Chronic Illness

Put Your Body First When You Live With Chronic Illness

The amazing thing is that when we do act according to the body's needs, when we put our bodies first, we tend to make decisions that are better for us and for our loved ones. We tend to behave in more appropriate, effective, and socially positive ways, and our lives often tend to improve....

Self - Healing Basics

Self - Healing Basics

Through this article I explore some very basic methods that can be used to relieve tension, stress, and depression, as well as sharpen intuition, clear the mind, and increase energy. These methods can be used by anyone to help restore a general sense of well-being....

You and Your Doctor: It Takes Two to Tango

You and Your Doctor: It Takes Two to Tango

Your medical care is a two way street. In a good doctor patient relationship, you and your physician are accountable to one other. You have a right to good healthcare -- and you have a responsibility to get it. Distinguish yourself in the all too familiar world of impersonal healthcare and learn how to be your own best advocate....

The Benefits of Pets and Healing

The Benefits of Pets and Healing

Dogs, cats, fish, birds and other pets have long been incredible companions for their owners. One of their most outstanding characteristics is the unconditional love they offer to us. For any of you who have ever owned a pet, you know the benefits of having these loving beings in your life....

Coping with the Stress of Chronic Illness

Coping with the Stress of Chronic Illness

Stress is a part of everyone's life whether they have a chronic illness or not. Stress happens when changes we are not in control of occur. Having a chronic illness only intensifies the situation....

Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

Fifty million Americans have pain; chronic pain, lasting six months or longer and 25 million Americans experience short-term pain from injuries or surgeries annually. Women tend to experience daily pain, miss work because of pain and develop conditions that cause chronic pain. If you experience pain with your chronic illness, as most of us do, you may not always want to complain to your physician....