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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.

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!

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.

Karen Shares How She Handles Ongoing Chronic Pain

Posted by Karen from the U.S. on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:23 amMy life with chronic pain...Fighting chronic pain is a full time lifelong job and when our brains are bombarded with pain signals, it takes up needed space and energy from other matters. It is limiting in a very multifaceted way.

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.

Ginger’s Story of Discovering her Compassion and Strength

Posted by Ginger on Tue May 15th, 2018 at 9:41 amA story about taking control over your health, not giving up, finding the positive in life, and believing in new possibilities and opportunities.