Tags » Living With Illness

Reality

People often tell me all the different ways I can change my life and how to actually do things better. And that my ‘refusal’ to do it their way or ‘take their advice’ is merely excuses for being lazy. 750 more words

Chores

Advice from an Acting Teacher

I watch a lot of interviews because I believe they give a behind the scenes look at people’s lives and circumstances.  It’s similar to what Andy Andrews shares about autobiographies, no one ever wrote an autobiography who didn’t succeed.  400 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness

How Does It Feel to Be You Right Now?

We live in tumultuous times and it’s scary waking up every day with so much uncertainty in the world.  The truth is, even when things are in alignment politically, socially, and atmospherically, the person we are is always in the uncertainty zone.  415 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness

When You're too Depressed to Stay in School

I spent five years kind of confused in university. I could easily say they were wasted, but the last five years have witnessed the biggest personal growth of my life thus far. 615 more words

Mental Health

What Makes Us...Us?

We all have that moment when we look in the mirror and truly see ourselves for the first time.  It might be the day of a big birthday, graduation from school, or for some, the diagnosis of a chronic or life-threatening illness.  386 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness

Laughter & Healing

By Lisa Mark, C.P.O.

When I was in the throes of my illness a friend dropped by a pile of books for me to read. She told me, ‘Read the Bryson book first so you can laugh a little bit. 322 more words

Coping Strategies

How to Make The Best Out of Therapy

If we attend therapy, how can we help ourselves get the best out of it? Here are some methods:

Listening with an open heart.

Take it in. 601 more words

Mental Health