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How Self-Compassion Can Help with the Challenges of Chronic Illness

I wish I’d known about the practice of self-compassion when my chronic illness began. I was suffering from so much loss.  It would have also been tremendously helpful while I was midst a relapse but in denial, caring for an infant and a two year old, living with a severely depressed husband, and trying but …

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Returning to the Workplace While Chronically Ill During COVID-19

Are you getting ready to go back to work during the pandemic while living with a chronic illness or pre-existing condition?  As states begin to reopen, having some anxiety about returning to work is normal, especially if you have a chronic illness or pre-existing condition. While some people’s chronic illness or pre-existing conditions make them …

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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 …