Chronic Illness Articles

Painsomnia:  Getting a Good Night Sleep With Chronic Pain

Painsomnia: Getting a Good Night Sleep With Chronic Pain

Sleeping with chronic pain can feel impossible, and poor sleep quality may lead to intensified pain the next day. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve your sleep quality and ultimately your physical and mental health. Learn what medical professionals recommend to help you get a good night's rest....

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....

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....

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...

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....