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Habits and Circumstances with a Chronic Condition

What is the connection between habits and circumstances when living with a chronic condition? If you are someone living with a chronic condition, or a family caregiver, how would you describe your current circumstances? Overwhelming and beyond your control? Or calm and fulfilling? What are your daily habits? And how do habits influence your circumstances? …

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Can Lifestyle Medicine Help Chronic Stroke?

Up to 90% of strokes could be prevented with lifestyle medicine behaviors. Examples include eating a good diet, stopping smoking and getting more physical activity. But what if you have already had a stroke? Can lifestyle medicine help chronic stroke too? Does physical activity, healthy eating, no smoking and good sleep really help manage chronic …

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Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Disease

What is lifestyle medicine for chronic disease? And how might it help or apply to your circumstances? During a health crisis, we often try to address physical suffering first. This might include traditional medicine and science. For example, working with your doctors. Taking medications. Undergoing surgery. Participating in therapy. You work with a healthcare professional …

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Suffering and Well-Being with a Chronic Condition

Suffering and well-being with a chronic condition can coexist. Well-being is the interaction and balance of many dimensions of health. These include physical, mental, social, spiritual, and financial health. When you are living with a chronic condition or disease, you may suffer in each of these dimensions. But it also within your abilities to build …

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Managing Your Mind with Caregiver Stress – Part 2

…and a chronic condition In last week’s blog, I talked about managing your mind when dealing with caregiver stress. One strategy is to recognize negative thought patterns. Then, build the skills of creating thoughts that are more positive and help you achieve the results you want. So, let’s talk more about how to manage your …

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Relieving Suffering and Building Well-Being

…when living with a chronic illness. Advances in medicine have increased life expectancy for adults in America. But that also means that more people live with chronic disease for months or even years. Some experience significant suffering with chronic illness. The stress is often physical. But is there more than physical distress with chronic illness? …

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