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

September Prompts: Trying times in a trying year

Time for A Chronic Voice September Link up Prompts Prompts: FEELINGGRUELINGTEMPTINGRUNNINGMENDING This is Pain Awareness month and I will be blogging about that some this month as that is a very important topic to me. Autumn is coming here soon. I feel the weather cooling. Some of the leaves are turning. It is my favourite … Continue reading September Prompts: Trying times in a trying year

Highly Sensitive Person and chronic illness

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