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
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
Five Insightful Chronic Pain Quotes and Sayings that will Inspire you!

Five Insightful Chronic Pain Quotes and Sayings that will Inspire you!

These insightful chronic pain quotes show everyone that it's okay to not be okay. What are some of your favorite chronic pain quotes and sayings? Quotes are a great way to express yourself and share exactly how you feel about your pain honestly. Not to mention quotes are inspirational and can help you think positively. Here are five quotes about chronic pain that XoFaith.com found fitting. If any of these resonate with you, feel free...Click Here to Keep Reading
Using Painkillers During the War on Drugs

Using Painkillers During the War on Drugs

Pain exists for a reason. When it is a physical pain, it tells us when something is wrong and can even help doctors narrow in on what is wrong. Over the past half century, how doctors help patients cope with pain has changed. This is due in part to a variety of pharmaceutical advancements and the idea that pain for an extended period is detrimental to your overall [caption id="attachment_133" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Presidencia de...Click Here to Keep Reading