The right #Tools2Thrive can help you prioritize your mental health, build resiliency, help you support others, and guide your journey to mental well-being.
Try these daily exercises to maintain mental wellness, make good decisions, and continue to look out for and support each other.
Truth is the remedy. Knowledge — accurate, relevant information — can help us make reasonable decisions in the face of so much unrest.
Days like today remind me that life goes on, chronic pain or not.
Many people start the new year by reflecting on the past and setting goals for the future. While not a big fan of “resolutions” I do see the value in taking time out to assess progress and fine-tune goals.
Can you thrive with chronic pain? Millions of people all over the world are living with daily, unrelenting pain. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Maybe you’re thinking “I could never do that!”
Two critical events occurred that year. In my mind, they tend to fuse together because both met the same critical need by fostering positive self-worth.
My chronic illness started at age five. As a result, my diagnosis became part of my identity. Words like “sick one”, “weak”, “sensitive”, “can’t take the stress”, and “fragile” dot my life story. I resisted the stereotype by over-achieving. All that extra effort ultimately reinforced the unpleasant reputation by triggering a migraine anyway. I would …
Think about how you must appear while waiting your turn at an appointment. What does your body language say?
Do you care for someone with chronic migraines? Does it feel as if your life revolves around your sick loved one? Do you experience intense emotions of anger, resentment, or annoyance only to be followed by guilt for having these feelings? Do you struggle with resisting the urge to blame your loved one, especially when …