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Category: Chronic illness

Communication Breakdown: 5 Reasons Why Communicating Can Be Difficult

You’ve probably heard that communication is the most important aspect of a relationship. This goes far beyond romantic relationships. Healthy communication is the key to family relationships, friendships, and even for professional development in a career.  But communicating effectively isn’t always as easy as it seems. Simply put, communication is hard work. One of the…
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Can Your Perception of Stress Change its Effect on Your Health?

Can Your Perception of Stress Change Its Effects on Your Health? “Stress is bad and should be avoided at all costs!” At least, that’s the message you’re getting from most of the articles and blog posts you read, right? Most people have heard that we are all dealing with more stress these days. In turn, stress has…
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When Anxiety Looks Like Anger, What Can You Do?

Anxiety comes with a variety of different symptoms. Some people feel it more physically and experience things like fatigue or headaches. Others take on emotional symptoms like difficulty concentrating or a constant fear of social situations. While the symptoms associated with anxiety are becoming more well known, there is one sign of it that isn’t…
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Why is Communication in Relationships So Hard? – Consider 3 Main Factors

At the beginning of a relationship, it can seem very easy to “get” eachother. After all, you’re in love. And cupid has a tricky little way of blinding you from most other negative emotions. As time goes by, however, negative feelings can build up, makingeffective communication very necessary. The problem is that communication is usually…
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Shame Locks You Into Addiction – Shame Resilience Opens The Door To Recovery

Addiction typically revolves around some type of harmful substance. Yet, the most toxic part of addiction is equally as harmful as any substance—shame. Commonly mistaken for guilt, shame is what can keep a person locked into addiction. In other words, it’s the nefarious force at work to keep you stuck—an arm’s length away from the…
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When Chronic Illness Changes Everything: How to Cope

What are you struggling with? Cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue, lupus, or migraines? Maybe your illness is yet unnamed but just as life-changing? Pain that persists and twists your world changes who you are, how you operate, and how you relate. Regardless of your condition’s name, the struggle to adjust is real and, often,…
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Why Self-Awareness and Emotional Maturity Are So Important in Relationships

Circulating in today’s society is a term known as emotional intelligence. This concept has not only proven to improve all sorts of relationships—friendships, professional, romantic—but it helps people find true joy as well. For this reason, many of us strive for it without really pegging a title on our pursuit. Although the idea of emotional…
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Creating a Great Relationship: How to Identify the Results You want to Create

Romantic relationships tend to be a bit scattershot—going with the flow. Yet, creating a successful relationship requires more deliberate action than most people assume. Rather than to simply rely on love or passion to lead the way, couples who set relationship goals often find the most long-term success. To begin, it’s vital to know the…
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Three Keys to Overcoming Depression and Reclaiming Joy

Joy doesn’t always come to us naturally. Some days, it feels like joy and happiness seem to take a hike… and forgotten the way home. For those struggling with depression, chasing down a slither of happiness can feel more like swimming against a strong current. It’s downright gruelling! What can make sense in those moments…
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