Understanding Depression Depression is a misunderstood condition. Depression isn’t just sadness. That is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Sadness is a normal emotion that comes and goes; whereas, depression is a constant feeling of hopelessness. When it comes to depression, it can last for weeks, months, and sometimes years. Willpower alone won’t cure
Celebrities with Chronic Illness We often look up to celebrities as a way to escape our lives. We imagine them as having a perfect life. However, it is important to remember that celebrities are human. Mental and chronic illness doesn’t discriminate or pick and choose who they affect. There are many celebrities with chronic and
How to release stress is a big question for those living with chronic pain. Not to mention, chronic pain can be a never ending nightmare. However, what most people do not realize is that they can find relief outside of using medications. Here are a few simple ways to relieve stress to deal with your
Everyone wants success. The good news is, anyone can be successful, you just need to put your mind to it and get motivated! So, what is the true meaning of success? What do successful people have in common? They know when it is time to leave. People who have success know when they should look
Chronic Pain & Stress It is not a secret that stress is unhealthy. Especially when it comes to chronic pain. In the United States over 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Both biological and emotional factors contribute to an individual’s pain score. Those with chronic pain know that stress can make the pain worse.
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
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. The top signs of depression are often characterized by suicidal idealization, feelings of worthlessness, sleeping too little
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
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. These DBT therapy techniques have proven to be very useful and DBT has been deemed the gold standard for handling
Understanding Fact from Fiction: Chronic Pain Myths You know what it’s like to feel pain. Say you touch a hot stove, it is unpleasant and will hurt your hand a lot. It can sting, burn and ache all at the same time. It can vary in intensity from extremely painful to slightly painful. Pain is a complex
This is my personal journey with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and chronic pain. “That is it!” I yelled across the room, “I am done. No more.” I was snarling and ready to bite off your head if you argued with me one bit. “I have had enough,” I screamed. I was in full blown breakdown mode.
The Transtheoretical Model Whether you know it or not, the Transtheoretical Model is followed when a person wants to adjust his or her behavior. The Transtheoretical Model evaluates an individual’s willingness to change his or her behavior. It offers a plan to guide a person through the stages of change from action to maintenance. With