Back in the summer and fall of 2016 I wondered how much I would be able to accomplish in my life. Can I even manage through the situation I’m in? Particularly with my physical health, having recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and then the mental health consequences (mainly anxiety) that had come along with it? My partner and I were fighting a lot, despite having only moved in together a few months earlier. What would happen to my dreams of being a filmmaker if I can’t be active on set for 12+ hours straight? My self-efficacy was falling and falling…
Stuck in bed all day? Here’s an exercise you can do sitting or lying down, to get the blood flowing.
Self-esteem and disability in chronic illness are closely related, so by improving our self-esteem, does that mean we have less disability from our illness? That’s what we’re exploring in this week’s blog post.
Sometimes we get “hooked” on our thoughts, which often causes anxiety and depressive ruminations. What if we could learn away to just have thoughts be thoughts, without getting hooked. This week we can…
Psychoanalyst, Alfred Adler, had a technique called acting “as if” to help people with behaviour change. But can this technique improve the lives of chronic illness and chronic pain warriors? That’s what we dig into this week.
Stretching is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies, yet most of us don’t stretch enough! Check out this video on how to get a good side body stretch.
Being able to control the expression of our emotions has always been considered an important aspect of mental health, but did you know that it’s also important for controlling the severity of our chronic illnesses?
Bored with your same old workout routine? Or maybe you aren’t sure what you can do because of your chronic illness. Either way check out this post on kayaking as an exercise option!
Do you feel like your life is lacking meaning? Is it your chronic illness that seems to be standing in your way? Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning might be the read you need. But if that doesn’t convince you, read the full post on why.