Chronic Illness and grief of self

With chronic illness comes mourning and grieving. It is natural to have these feelings. I think we all do in the beginning and even later on. It just feels like who we Are isn't able to manifest fully in the world. All that potential and possibility is halted... Grieving our former selves It isn't uncommon … Continue reading Chronic Illness and grief of self

Chronic pain: The indestructible within

Help me, it's like the walls are caving inSometimes I feel like giving upBut I just can'tIt isn't in my bloodLaying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothingI'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me somethingI could take to ease my mind slowlyJust have a drink and you'll feel betterJust take her home and you'll feel betterKeep telling … Continue reading Chronic pain: The indestructible within

Chronic illness: Do I have self -compassion

Chronic illness: Do I have self-compassion?

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?

Chronic illness: We are only human

'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