How to Flip-Think Your 'Spoonie Guilt' with These Two Words| The Health Sessions

How to Flip-Think Your ‘Spoonie Guilt’ with These Two Words

When you live with limitations, you’ll inevitably disappoint yourself or others because you can’t live up to (your own) expectations.

Canceling a meeting at the last minute due to a crippling flare-up, not being able to do your ‘fair share’ around the house or having to say ‘no’ to your kids when they want to play with you, the list of things people with chronic illness can feel guilty about is long and diverse.

And even though it’s not your fault you can’t do things because you’re too sick, that doesn’t mean you don’t beat yourself up over letting people down.

But instead of apologizing all the time, there’s a way to express your ‘spoonie guilt’ in a more positive way: by saying ‘thank you’ instead of ‘I’m sorry’.

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How to Live with Chronic Back Pain | The Health Sessions

How to Live with Chronic Back Pain

This is a guest post by Jessica Kelley from CareHappiness.com.  

 

It is still possible to live a relatively comfortable, happy, active and fulfilled life while suffering from chronic back pain. Statistics have it that treating and managing chronic illnesses (including back pain) costs upwards of $100 billion in the USA alone. So the first thing you need to understand is that you are not alone.

But how do you live with the challenges associated with chronic back pain? This resource seeks to offer you helpful, practical and effective ways to cope with your problems. 

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Why You Need a Coping Box + How to Create Your Own

It’s the one strategy that’s helped me out more times than I can remember when trying to deal with debilitating symptoms and their accompanying emotions: Having a coping box. When we’re in pain or despair, stressed or lonely, we can all use a little extra support to help us deal with those feelings. In the … Read more >