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
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
The Power Of Holistic Healing

The Power Of Holistic Healing

What is Holistic Healing? The American Holistic Health Association defines holistic medicine as, “the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.” Therefore, holistic healing considers the entirety of an individual, including mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. Holistic medicinal philosophy encourages balance to foster wellness. Therefore, holistic doctors believe that physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances can be interconnected and lead...Click Here to Keep Reading
The Transtheoretical Model AKA The Stages of Change & Why They Matter

The Transtheoretical Model AKA The Stages of Change & Why They Matter

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. Understanding the Stages of Change Theories The theory of change encompasses both biological and social influences and can be applied to a...Click Here to Keep Reading