Chronic Illness Articles

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....

Hypnosis:  A Natural Way to Relieve Stress

Hypnosis: A Natural Way to Relieve Stress

If you'd like to do something proactive to reduce the level of stress in your life - and hopefully improve your health - mind-numbing drugs or drastic lifestyle changes are not your only options. Many people have found a better way: The safe, natural, relaxing power of hypnosis and self-hypnosis....

Make a Place for Your Chronic Illness

Make a Place for Your Chronic Illness

The fact is, if you're living with chronic illness you are courageous. In the process of meeting life's challenges, you have learned and are continuing to learn how to meet your fears and move beyond them....

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....

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....

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...