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Living with Illness



Figuring out how to live with our own illness can feel like trying to climb Mount Everest. We must navigate diagnoses and treatment options, find the resources to take care of ourselves, and manage our recovery without a dedicated support system. In addition to new physical limitations, we have to find ways to cope with the emotions that invariably arise, such as grief or anger. Finding our way to resilience starts with the courage of self-compassion.

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Coping with Anxiety and Illness | Q&A Eckhart Tolle

"I'm Having Difficulty Coping With Cancer". In this Video Eckhart Explains how illness can open the doorway to awakening.

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Autobiography of a Face

I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life.

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How to Cope with Being Sick

Being sick is not fun for anyone. Any illness, even a common cold, can have a negative impact not just on your physical health, but on your mental health, too.

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FindCenterImagine if we could all see illness and adversity as opportunities to expand our love on a soul level.

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Tips for Facing Scan & Health Anxiety (Plus a Cancer Update) | Wellness Wednesday with Kris Carr

In this Wellness Wednesday episode, I’m sharing a personal update on my cancer journey. I’ve also got some foolproof tips to help you find your center when scan scaries and other types of health anxiety try to take over.

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Healing into Life and Death

A guide to healing meditation, from revered teacher Stephen Levine. Drawing on years of first-hand experience working with the chronically ill, here Levine presents original techniques for working with pain and grief.

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Battling the Stress of Living with Chronic Illness

Being diagnosed with a long-term health condition can be frightening and disorienting. Once you move beyond the initial shock of your diagnosis, it’s helpful to learn how to cope with the daily stresses of living with your illness.

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Pema Chödrön: Coping with Chronic Illness

Excerpt from "The Freedom To Love" (c) 2015 Pema Chödrön, used with permission from the publisher, Sounds True. Pema discusses coping with chronic illness.

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Why Are You Sick?: Practical Tools for Wellness

Soito takes you on a journey of understanding health, healing, and its connection to energy. As a Reiki Master Teacher, Soito shares her depth of understanding of the human body as it relates to energy medicine. She includes healing physically and emotionally.

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4 Strategies for Dealing with the Mental Health Implications of Chronic Illness

Chronic illness can take many forms. Common types that I see in my practice include migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and chronic back pain, all of which are associated with depression.

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