Critical Lessons From a Chronic Illness Warrior

Critical Lessons From a Chronic Illness Warrior

Everyone with a chronic illness is a chronic illness warrior. Remember the day you were diagnosed? Do you remember the mixed feelings you had about your diagnosis? Do you remember feeling relieved to have answers and upset that you have to deal with being sick for the rest of your life? Do you remember feeling scared; yet happy to know it all was not inside of your head? Of course you remember and that day you were...Click Here to Keep Reading
Defeat Depression: What Your Brain Isn’t Telling You

Defeat Depression: What Your Brain Isn’t Telling You

Depression is clinically described as feeling sad or despondent for an extended period of time with a loss of interest inpreviously enjoyed activities. It can lead to different emotional problems and decreases a person's ability to function normally. It is often characterized by suicidal idealization, feelings of worthlessness, sleeping too little or too much, and difficulty concentrating. It is estimated that depression affects 1 in 15 adults and commonly presents itself in the late teens...Click Here to Keep Reading
Boost Your Confidence: Beyoncé Edition

Boost Your Confidence: Beyoncé Edition

What exactly does it mean to boost your confidence? Everyone deserves the best, but not everyone is comfortable in their own skin. So, here are a few minor suggestions on how you might be able to live a happier and healthier life. Self-love is so important, especially when dealing with a chronic illness. Embrace your mind, body, and soul for what it is and not what someone else thinks it should be. Remember, you are...Click Here to Keep Reading
5 Relationship Red Flags You Didn’t See Coming

5 Relationship Red Flags You Didn’t See Coming

Relationship Red Flags There are many warning signs that the relationship you are in might be toxic. Many people know to leave a relationship when they have been cheated on or even abused. The problem is that serial cheaters and abusers have ways in which they [caption id="attachment_997" align="alignright" width="350"] Red flag #1 is when your hobbies and interest start to become theirs.[/caption] invest early in the relationship that can sometimes make breaking up hard....Click Here to Keep Reading
This Psychological Trick Helps Chronic Pain Patients

This Psychological Trick Helps Chronic Pain Patients

Overview of DBT Self Help Created by Marsha Linehan, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, "DBT," is a cognitive behavior treatment method that was originally developed for handling suicide idealization, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and other psychological problems. DBT has been deemed the gold standard for handling psychological problems including, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and substance abuse. What Skills Does DBT Self Help Focus On? DBT has four sets of behavioral skills: Mindfulness: the practice of...Click Here to Keep Reading