I Stopped Feeling Guilty About Being Chronically Ill

Don’t let the guilt of being chronically ill rule over your life. I am no stranger to the overwhelming burden of guilt about my health and how it has affected my family. My chronic illness guilt isn’t constant but is due to factors such as stress and flare-ups. Moreover, it affects my daily life, my…

Taking Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms – Guest Post

What would life be like if you couldn’t easily pick up your toothbrush, or make a cup of coffee, or wash your dishes? What would life be like if these basic actions caused you unimaginable pain and discomfort, sometimes so bad that it was debilitating? Unfortunately, 1.5 million Americans can answer this question. If you…

Improving Self-Esteem While Living Chronic Illness

Don’t let a chronic illness take over your life. There have been many occasions where I thought, “If I could only feel good, my self-esteem would be so much better.” Like many living with chronic illness, I find that being sick and in pain makes me frustrated at my body for working against me. Moreover,…

Five Facts You Need to Help Loved Ones with Chronic Pain Conditions

Living with a chronic illness is difficult, learn what you can do to help The challenges posed by illness and pain are obvious to fellow chronic illness suffers but healthy people don’t know what these are. In fact, most are often misinformed about the daily battle faced by people with chronic pain diseases. By understanding…

Spirituality Helps People with Chronic Illness

How can spirituality help you? Individuals practicing spirituality or religion are reporting better physical and mental health than those not practicing. Further, studies show that spirituality improves health outcomes for people living with chronic illness. In fact, one study out of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center showed that those who attended religious services weekly live longer…