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How Self-Compassion Can Help Manage Life with Chronic Illness During the Holidays

While the holiday season can bring on excitement, joy, comfort, and more, when you have a chronic illness, negative thoughts can start to creep in as well. Does the holiday season bring on more overwhelm, depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, or other unpleasant thoughts since you’ve become chronically ill? Maybe this is your first year of …

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What it Feels Like to Work with Brain Fog and What You Can Do About it

Brain fog! Arrgh! Brain fog is probably one of my most frustrating and debilitating symptoms. It can cause forgetfulness, confusion, stupidity, and the inability to think or concentrate. It also can cause brain fatigue which can trigger my other symptoms such as difficulty with speech, sensory overload, physical fatigue, pain in my brain and spinal …

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7 Mistakes I Made While Working with a Chronic Illness

I’ve been living and working with a chronic illness since August 2010. It hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. The biggest lessons I learned happened when I relapsed after a three-year remission. My relapse started while I was on maternity leave, but I didn’t realize anything was wrong until …