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Online Resources for People with Medically Unexplained Illnesses

In conduct the current study that I am working on, I have come across some interesting and helpful websites. These can be helpful for people who are looking for answers and resources for their ailment, and I wanted to share them with you. If you come across any additional websites that you think would be […]

How Spirituality Helps Wellness

When people feel ill, they may not necessarily think about their spiritual resources at that time. This varies, of course, but most people think of the medical community as the first line of resource. For most people, it is. However, there are times when your mental, emotional, and spiritual mindset can make it big difference […]

Chuckle (In response to Daily Prompt for April 19, 2017)

There is an age-old tension between waiting to do something when you feel inspired, and getting inspired enough to do something. I often find that the things that we have the best of intentions of doing, like exercising, being kind to others, eating better, etc. are much more difficult than the things we know we should […]

A Brief Introduction to Medically Unexplained Illnesses

Some chronic illnesses have specific titles, treatments and are much more easily understood by medical professionals. They have a consistent set of diagnostic criteria and so they are easy to diagnose, treat, and maintain. More research is done to find drugs and treatments that help with their treatment, and so while they are not curable, […]

The Gift of Health on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is often a time when we eat more sugar than normal. People often celebrate with candy, confections, and special, sumptuous dinners. It’s fine to celebrate special occasions with food. However, there other ways to let people know that you care about them without raising their insulin levels. Here are some ideas for having […]

Your Food Plan: Is it All or Nothing?

distracted eating of food

Many people know they need to change the way they eat for health, feeling better about their appearance, or raising their self-esteem. Their relationship to food has to be adjusted if it is a source of comfort, entertainment, or escape. Sometimes when people get a physical or mental illness, it’s hard to get the motivation […]

When Illness Defines Identity

When we have chronic illness, it is very easy to get consumed in what we can’t do and be. This comes to shape our identity and can even hamper our self-esteem. Unfortunately, diagnostic labels can come to define us if we don’t take active measures to prevent that from occurring. As a psychologist I see how […]

What meaning does chronic illness have for you?

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Sometimes when people get a diagnosis of a chronic illness, the thoughts that they have about it make the illness worse and they suffer more. There is an implied stigma, or socially agreed-upon construct, that includes pity, shame, struggle, and a lousy future. If we have chronic illness, we can adopt this construct and internalize […]

Rethink your Drink

lemon water drink

Summertime brings with it beautiful, warm weather. It’s my favorite season because of the sunshine, clear skies and the freedom to do what you want more. However, with that warmer weather comes sweat and sometimes dehydration. People’s activity levels sometimes go up in the summer–playing sports, swimming, dancing, etc. This is a great way to […]