10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality

When you get diagnosed with MS, type-1 diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or any other chronic illness, your life gets turned upside down. Suddenly, you’re faced with painful symptoms, practical problems, a rollercoaster of emotions and even existential questions. How do you start to get to terms with the fact that your body, your daily life and your future will be changed forever?

Learning to accept your illness and new reality sounds sensible and sage, but what does it really mean?

First of all, acceptance does not mean that you’re ok with the situation you’re in. It’s also not the same as giving up hope for a better tomorrow. Mostly, acceptance means acknowledging that this is what’s happening, without labelling the situation good or bad.

That probably all seems really passive, but actually, acceptance is not for the faint-hearted. It takes courage to open up to reality, look your problems in the face and sit with all the feelings that stirs up.

Acceptance is a gradual process with its ups and downs. Along the way, you’ll partly let go of the person you were and the life you had envisioned, to somehow make the best of the situation you’ve been handed.

Take a look at these 10 insightful quotes to help you accept your new reality. 

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5 Tips For Having Difficult Conversations With Your Partner | The Health Sessions

5 Tips For Having Difficult Conversations With Your Partner

This article is written by Elliana W.

We communicate every day in various ways. Whether it be through body language, digital platforms, or good ol’ verbal communication, we are always expressing our emotions.

At some point, we should feel like professionals when it comes to communication, but every now and then there are situations where we’re uncomfortable bringing up certain topics or issues. Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach a necessary conversation with your partner, but at the end of the day, it needs to be done. Keep reading to learn how to best talk with your significant other about what’s on your mind in a calm and productive way.

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4 Family Coping Skills After a Loved One's Unexpected Diagnosis | The Health Sessions

4 Family Coping Skills After a Loved One’s Unexpected Diagnosis

This article is written by Frankie Wallace. 

Getting news of a loved one’s terminal or chronic diagnosis can leave a family destabilized and in shock. Family members will all go through the different stages of grief from shock to acceptance at different rates — and it’s perfectly natural. Although you may all be hurting differently, the potential loss of a loved one is not the time to be alone.

Consider the following coping skills you can use as a family to weather the storm and come to terms with the difficult news.

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5 Ways to Keep Seasonal Eye Allergies at Bay | The Health Sessions

5 Ways to Keep Seasonal Eye Allergies at Bay

This article is written by Aaron Barriga. 

Do you suffer from allergies like hay fever or seasonal eye allergies? Such allergies are more common when seasons change,and they may result in uncomfortable symptoms. A few common allergens include pollen and dust.

Everyone reacts differently to different allergens. If your eyes are allergic to certain allergens, you need to take appropriate measures to minimize the allergy symptoms. Read on to know more.

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Getting Back to Cycling with Health Problems | The Health Sessions

11 Tips for Getting Back to Cycling with Health Problems

This article is written by Alex Bristol.  Many adults across the world suffer from health conditions that can cause the usual day to day activities to be a struggle. A recent study from the National Health Council states, “chronic diseases affect approximately 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the total population of this country. By 2020, that … Read more >