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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....

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....

Positive for Prostate Cancer

Positive for Prostate Cancer

Last December I got the call that no one wants. The biopsy came back positive for prostate cancer. My world caved in. My brain shut down and my emotions ran to fear and depression....

3 Sacrifices I Refuse To Make With Chronic Illness

3 Sacrifices I Refuse To Make With Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic illness, you know a little something about sacrifice. Because of my chronic illness, I've learned to make a lot of sacrifices. I used to love mountain biking. But I had to give it up....

8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Chronic Illness

8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Chronic Illness

Who knew I would be grateful for having a chronic illness? Actually I wish I never got sick in the first place, but given that I am, I'm glad it has changed my life in some good ways....

Sophie's Story With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Sophie's Story With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I’ve suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for 20 years. One night when I was 12 I experienced a bout of food poisoning that was so severe I never really recovered. Whatever happened to my bowel that day...

The Healing Art of Massage

The Healing Art of Massage

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. When you rub your hands together or pat yourself to create heat, you're doing massage. When you rub a toe you've stubbed, or rub a baby's back, you're doing massage....

Helping Others with Chronic Illness

Helping Others with Chronic Illness

Among those with chronic illness there are many people that selflessly reach out, lift, inspire and heal. They are humble and empathetic, caring and understanding....