When we’re struggling with illness, though, our self-esteem can plummet. We may see ourselves as slow, irritable, unlovable and stuck. Research shows that maintaining positive feelings about ourselves during illness flares can improve both physical and mental well-being. Psychology Today Kristin Neff is a leading researcher on self-compassion according to Psychology Today. Neff has written, "People feel compassion for … Continue reading Chronic illness: Do I have self-compassion?
'Human' by Rag'nBone Man Lyrics I'm only human I'm only—I'm only— I'm only human, human Maybe I'm foolish Maybe I'm blind Thinking I can see through this And see what's behind Got no way to prove it So maybe I'm lying But I'm only human after all I'm only human after all Don't put your … Continue reading Chronic illness: We are only human
I know I am disabled. I know that means I don't have much money and can't help much financially. Or be as productive as I want to be. That I have to rest an insane amount. That I am not very functional. And I cope very well with this low quality of life. I am … Continue reading When you feel like a loser because you’re disabled
There are two very common limiting beliefs Many people have. Not saying you have either. But many people have one or the other. I have both and some people do have both. It just depends on our life and how we developed them in the first place. Limiting beliefs are just that: beliefs we have … Continue reading Chronic illness: 2 common limiting beliefs
I was reading the book Quiet by Susan Cain about Introversion and its benefits... I highly recommend it to any introvert, by the way. And there was a section on HSP- Highly Sensitive Persons and the research behind it. And... I think I fit rather well into that category. More HSP are introverts but they … Continue reading Highly Sensitive Person and chronic illness
One thing I know about chronic illness, whether it is a bad decade or a good decade, is that life goes on. I know we all have different health conditions and are in different stages of health with those conditions. I would never make any judgments or assumptions on your life. But I can tell … Continue reading Our Chronic Pain Story: The Author Part III