The book, When the Body Says no is about how “stress” influences chronic illness. Now, stress encompasses a lot of things here, which is why I put it in quotations. It includes life stress, attachment, coping styles, trauma, adverse early childhood experiences, adult relationships, and so on.
Using a small piece of food, we practice riding the waves of urges without giving into them.
The good thing is, that even people with chronic illness can develop resilience. Warning: it does require work on your part. Luckily, some of the work may not feel like work at all… it just requires consistent commitment to it.
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…
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?
Today I want to talk about some of the work of Dr. Gabor Mate, because, well, I find it quite
The concept of the half smile is part of two things I’m passionate about: psychology/psychotherapy and mindfulness. But how can
I was doing a meditation recently (through my favourite meditation app) and the meditation teacher brought up of the concept