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

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
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
Busting Unbelievable Chronic Pain Myths

Busting Unbelievable Chronic Pain Myths

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 interaction that occurs between your nerves, spinal cord and brain. It is a complex traffic system that has everything from...Click Here to Keep Reading