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Can a Positive Perspective Help Post-Stroke Depression?

The answer is yes. But if you think a positive perspective is just thinking happy thoughts, you are wrong. If you or a loved one are experiencing post-stroke depression, keep reading to learn about the character traits that can lead to life satisfaction, even in difficult circumstances. First, if you are experiencing post-stroke depression, you […]

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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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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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