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How to Help a Loved One with Chronic Illness

How to Help a Loved One with Chronic Illness

"Let me know if there is anything I can do..." we often tell a friend who lives with a chronic illness. I've offered this numerous times, but there are very few times someone has actually felt comfortable calling and asking me to help them out....

Autoimmune Disease:  What Are They And Do I Have One?

Autoimmune Disease: What Are They And Do I Have One?

In a person with an autoimmune disease, the immune response is "disordered" and cannot tell the difference between foreign cells and body cells. The it produces immunological cells that attack its own cells instead of invaders. These defective antibodies attack the body's cells to such an extent that damage occurs to the body's tissues....

How to Find a Good Therapist

How to Find a Good Therapist

The best way to locate a therapist is through a recommendation from someone who has a problem similar to yours and has had a good experience with that particular therapist. Since it is unlikely that your acquaintances will have a similar problem and be willing to tell you about their therapy, it is good to have other options....

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....