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Why Some Stay Silent about their Medical Illness & Pain

Experiencing life when you have chronic pain and illness can be difficult when it comes to maintaining relationships.  If you developed your illness as an adult for instance, adjusting to your new normal also means having to make big life adjustments.  Making adjustments due to medical illness was something I did, and it was hard. […]

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Body Scanning: Learning how to reduce anxiety and improve resiliency

When experiencing uncomfortable sensations in the body what do you do?  Do you ignore them?  Do you try and distract yourself from what you are feeling?  Or do you stop and sit still to understand what is going on within yourself? Most of the time it is hard to stop and take a moment to […]

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Chronic Illness Support: How to Parent Your Child with Medical Illness

Launching Your Daughter Podcast Managing Chronic Pain in Families – Episode 47   When becoming a parent the last thing that comes to mind is the possibility that your child will develop a chronic illness.  When chronic illness affects your child, the impact it can have on the whole family is significant.  Of course the […]

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Over the Hurdle of Medical Illness: How Do I Adjust to Life Now?

Women In Depth Podcast Adjusting to Life with Chronic Pain and Illness When Health Improves – Release Date 11/3/17 Have you recently moved passed the hurdle of your medical illness?  Are you feeling better now for the most part where you have more energy to interact with others and get back to what you enjoy?  […]

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Just Breathe – Breathing Exercises to Feel More Resilient and Relaxed When Feeling Overwhelmed 

Deep Belly Breathing Practicing deep belly breathing is one of the most effective ways to help calm down the mind and body.  To get an idea about what deep belly breathing looks like, I want you to place one hand under your belly button and the other hand on your chest. Now imagine that your […]

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