Beneficial free chronic illness management apps

So lately I have been digging around for some useful apps I can use regularly for specific lifestyle/chronic illness management reasons. I recently blogged about the Time Planner app I found and am using lately. Now I am going to share some more beneficial apps for alternative chronic illness management. I was just digging around … Continue reading Beneficial free chronic illness management apps

Why negative emotions are good for us

I recently wrote a post called 'When the facade of a good mood is beneficial' - basically when it works to sort of trick our brain to help us along in the day. But this is not suppressing emotions. This is definitely not in support of toxic positivity, which is in the fabric of society … Continue reading Why negative emotions are good for us

When the facade of a good mood is beneficial

With a chronic illness you might be familiar, in certain settings, with putting on a facade of good mood/well-being in order to function. A facade that sometimes really does not match your internal state of being and mood. There can be times when pretending to be 'happy' or in a 'good mood' actually can help … Continue reading When the facade of a good mood is beneficial

Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness

I have had Imposter Syndrome for really all my life. Along with 70% of the population, at some time or another. Imposter syndrome is that feeling that any successes you have had are due to luck or some external influences outside of yourself. And not your skills, talent or qualifications. The psychologists Pauline Rose Clance … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness

The fragile perception of control and the effect on well-being

The perception of control we have is necessary for our well-being and living in the world. It is sort of a necessary fiction we tell ourselves. When you think of it philosophically there isn't much control we truly have over anything. But perception is reality for our brains. Do not focus on things we have … Continue reading The fragile perception of control and the effect on well-being

Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/well/mind/radical-acceptance-suffering.html So radical acceptance sounds like something I would say as a kid. 'Totally Radical, man'. And when I read about the concept it actually is something I haven't been shown how to do by a psychologist but rather something I have taught myself to do over the years with chronic pain. I like to … Continue reading Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness