Renewed Living

Over 50 Activities to do While Stuck at Home

Posted on Thu Apr 23rd, 2020 at 11:45 amIf you are stuck at home and frustrated, here are some great ideas for activities to do at home that you may haven’t thought of yet. Being bored is not great for your happiness, which is not great for your health.

Play Defense by Keeping Your Immune System Strong!

Posted on Wed Apr 1st, 2020 at 10:05 amIt is ALWAYS important to keep your immune system strong! Here is how:

When Positivity is NOT the Answer (Anxiety, Depression, Stress)

Posted on Mon Mar 9th, 2020 at 2:52 pmAre you or have you struggled with chronic anxiety, chronic depression, or chronic stress and someone told you to just be more positive? Annoying right?

36 Ways to Kill Negativity Dealing with Chronic Illness

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Feb 11th, 2020 at 11:11 amHow to climb out of the hole of despair.
How to avoid going there in the first place.
How to cultivate more positive thoughts and less negative ones.

New Year's Goals Ideas for Chronic Pain/Illness

Posted on Tue Jan 7th, 2020 at 11:21 amWith chronic illness and chronic pain, it is very important to have resolutions or goals for the new year! We have some great ideas for chronic illness resolutions, many with links to related blog content.

Holiday Gift Guide for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Posted by Jena Ann on Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 at 7:31 amThis gift guide has products to help chronic pain sufferers to feel warm and cozy, along with great products for possibly reducing pain or just providing relaxation. Many of these products I have personally used, and they have helped me through some difficult chronic pain days.

In-Depth Advice: How to Improve Self-Esteem

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 at 2:24 pmThis month, I’m providing some general ideas on how a person can go about improving their self-esteem whether chronically sick or not. Many of these ideas are based on my own personal journey of feeling broken and incapable of so many things to becoming a confident and very capable person.

Managing Poor Self-Esteem with Chronic Illness

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 2:00 pmDid you have a great self-esteem and then chronic illness took it from you?
A chronic illness can definitely have a negative impact on your self-esteem.

The Importance of Self Love When Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 2:35 pmI think self-love is an important topic that isn’t talked about enough. Whether dealing with a chronic illness, a mental health issue, or just dealing with the pressure of everyday living, self-love is super important!

The Food Industry Doesn’t Care About Health — Just Profits

Posted by Jena Ann on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 9:58 amLet’s explore some of the marketing LIES we have all been led to believe for so many years. The food industry is extremely powerful! They get away with way more than they should. The food industry is slowly poisoning us!

SURGERY is often NOT the ONLY Option

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Jul 9th, 2019 at 11:05 amWhat I am providing is a list of some practitioners and alternative treatments that other health care providers have mentioned as a way of avoiding surgery. We have a lot of great content on Hope Instilled about various alternative treatments, many of which have minor to sometimes no side effects.

The “Opioid Crisis” is not as it Appears

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Mon Jul 1st, 2019 at 3:15 pmThe “Opioid Crisis” is not as it appears - The public has been misled by irresponsible actions. “Overdose Deaths Involving Any Opioid” is misleading information which has helped fuel the opioid crisis. There are numerous "opioids" used to provide pain relief. Hundreds of thousands of people responsibly use to them to obtain the best quality of life possible. There appear to be more than six different types of "fentanyl". They range from prescription pain medication to carfentanil (elephant fentanyl).

How the CDC “Guidelines” are Wrong in Many Ways

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Thu Jun 13th, 2019 at 9:07 amLegally prescribed opioid pain medications are a necessity for many to have some quality of life. In America approximately 126,000,000 adults live with some form of daily pain, that's about 1/3 the population. Looking at the number of people living with chronic pain and it clearly shows we are in a Chronic Pain Crisis.

Finding Purpose in Life When Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu May 30th, 2019 at 3:38 pmThere are not many things more powerful than finding a calling in life, a sense of purpose, or even that you are doing something meaningful. This is especially important for people who are chronically sick.

How the Decisions You Make Everyday Could Make You Chronically Sick Tomorrow

Posted by Jena Ann on Fri Apr 26th, 2019 at 9:08 amYour body is able to get rid of a lot of toxins, it works very hard. But today our world is so filled with toxins in everything, our bodies can barely keep up. We have more processed foods, more chemical ingredients, genetically modified foods, toxins in the air, chemical cleaners, toxic body care items, and toxins in everyday household products. So a lot of these toxins will build up in the body over time.

An In-Depth Dive into Better Managing Stress (From someone who has lived with chronic stress & chronic pain)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 9:42 pmAn In-Depth Dive into Better Managing Stress (From someone who has lived with chronic stress & chronic pain). I will cover in-depth how you can manage three different stages of stress.

Obtaining Wellness: The Most Important Healthy Choices to Pay Attention To

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 10:38 amIf you want to take preventative measures against illness and disease, and live life to the fullest, you should work on each of these health concepts.

Society’s Flawed Views on Wellness & Healthcare (which make people sick, or keeps them sick)

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 9:01 amTwo huge problems in society are that not enough importance is placed on wellness, and people don’t know how to obtain wellness.

Maintaining Healthy Relationships While Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Mon Dec 17th, 2018 at 5:13 pmThe struggle is real… when you have too much pain to attend everything, family or friends don’t understand what you are going through, or you just have family drama that creates added stress.

How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Part 2: Foods)

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 at 3:02 pmThis is a guide on how to lessen the number of toxins you consume with the food you eat along with beverages you drink. This is a follow up to my last blog post on How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Products & Environment).

How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Part 1)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:39 amToxins are in everything! They are destroying our health and are the main reason for most diseases and chronic illnesses in general. This is a two-part series on how to get a jump start at reducing your exposure to toxins.

Reality of Our Toxic World

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu Aug 23rd, 2018 at 8:36 amOver the years, more and more toxic chemicals have been added to food and consumer products. This is not only leading to an increase in current health problems and chronic illnesses, but will also affect future unexposed generations.

The Gaps in Our Healthcare (Which Affects Everyone)

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 4:07 pmMost conventional medical doctors are not very helpful when it comes to chronic illnesses. However, there are holistic treatments and alternative practitioners that fill in these gaps and gray areas. They also help with the explanation as to why more and more people are becoming chronically sick.

How to Evaluate if You Have a Good Doctor for Your Chronic Pain Condition

Posted by Jena Ann on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:09 amFinding a good doctor to help with chronic pain or a chronic illness is rather challenging. I read all the time about people with a chronic illness who are not only dissatisfied with their doctors, but are hurt and enraged with some of the horrible comments their doctors have made.

The Hidden Truth to Chronic Illness Labels (Diagnosis)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Thu Jun 7th, 2018 at 2:01 pmAre chronic illness (disease) labels helpful? Yes, but often times NO.

Our healthcare system is all about labeling illnesses based on symptoms. Once there is a label to go with the symptoms, then medicine can be prescribed. We are brainwashed to think that finding a label for a chronic illness is super important.

Overcoming 5 Common Chronic Pain Fears

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Wed Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:17 amFEAR is what leaves us feeling stuck, it can control us and manipulate us if we let it. We might not even realize fear is in control. Thoughts in the back of our mind say things to us and we just listen automatically without hesitation.

Taking Control Over Our Health (Not relying on one doctor’s advice)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Thu Mar 29th, 2018 at 1:45 pmIt wasn’t till about 2.5 years ago that I realized relying entirely on one doctor’s advice or even multiple doctors was the complete wrong approach to health care, especially with something as complicated as a chronic illness.

Addressing Depression in a New Way (Not About Lifestyle Changes or Mental Changes, Not About Drugs)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Tue Feb 20th, 2018 at 2:02 pmThis isn't your typical blog post about depression. It’s about fixing the source of the problem. It’s about natural solutions, even if they require some patience.

Does Food Matter

Posted by Can your pain and inflammation change by what you eat? on Fri Jun 24th, 2016 at 9:30 pmDoes food affect pain