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When Chronic Pain Takes Over, Choose To Focus On Your Mind

Mind over matter is a term that means to overcome physical trials through mental willpower. It’s probably an idea you learned about in elementary school. It’s an idea that is likely more meaningful to those of us who are dealing with chronic pain than most people. Choosing to mentally overcome your physical struggles is a reality for those of us with

Living With An Autoimmune Disease: Find Some Time To Laugh Every Day

There’s so much about having an autoimmune disease that’s serious. It’s sad and disheartening and heavy. So we have just one question for you today: Have you taken some time to laugh today? Have you at least cracked a smile? It is so incredibly important to take some time to enjoy yourself every single day. This is even true for

Navigating The World Of Change After A Chronic Pain Diagnosis

Receiving a chronic pain diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Suddenly, you’re reconsidering all of your life plans. You’re wondering what this means for your future, your family and your lifestyle. You don’t know what’s next. Everything you thought you knew about your body and your health is changing completely. It can be a scary time. Everything will start to change

How SMART Goals To Help You Live With An Autoimmune Disease Every Day

When you were doing homework and studying in school, chances are you had a teacher who taught you about making SMART goals. It may have been a while since you were in school and learned about SMART goals, so it’s time for a little brain refresher. SMART goals are specific, measured, attainable, result-oriented and timely goals that can help you

Living An Autoimmune Life: Using Yoga To Combat Your Chronic Pain

You may be an expert on yoga pants, but how much do you actually know about yoga? Yoga is basically equal parts meditation, breathing exercises and stretching. It’s something that can be used for spiritual purposes, exercise, stress relief, and even chronic pain. You may think that yoga is something you don’t have time or energy for, but it’s actually

How To Combat The Isolation Of Your Autoimmune Disease

One of the really not-so-fun things about having an autoimmune disease is that a lot of people just don’t know what it is. They don’t believe you really have a disease. They think the pain & fatigue isn’t real. They may even simply think it’s “all in your head” or “you just need more sleep.” (Don’t you hate it when