How to Keep Healthy Relationships and Maintain Your Wellness While Living With Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

How to Keep Healthy Relationships and Maintain Your Wellness While Living With Chronic Illness

This article is written by Miranda Davis. 

Making a relationship work is hard enough when both partners are fit, but things can become complex when one or both people are suffering from a chronic illness. Thankfully, there are actions you can take to maintain a strong relationship while also maintaining your wellness. In this article, we will look at tips on how to achieve physical wellness and how to maintain mental wellness.

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How to Fully Engage Your Senses to Promote Healing | The Health Sessions

23 Ways You Can Engage Your Five Senses for Healing

All day long, your five senses pick up sounds and smells, feel the sun on your skin and distinguish beautiful colors around you. You’re probably not even aware of this, until bright lights or loud music make you want to cover your eyes or ears.

When you’re living with chronic illness, chances are, you’re no stranger to sensory overload. In that case, your brain receives more input from your senses than it can process and organize, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, tired and brain fogged. But did you know that you can also ‘hack’ your senses to drastically improve your overall wellbeing?

Take a look at why engaging your five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – supports your health and happiness.

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8 Pillars of Wellness to Strengthen Your Holistic Health | The Health Sessions

8 Pillars of Wellness to Strengthen Your Holistic Health

We all know that we should eat our veggies and move our bodies regularly to support our health.

But if there’s one thing you learn from living with chronic illness, it’s that being healthy encompasses so much more than going to the gym and getting all your nutrients in. You want your mind to be focused, calm and brimming with ideas too. You want to feel content and comfortable in your own skin. And study after study shows that you need nurturing relationships with the people in your life to feel good physically and emotionally.

Popular health advice tends to zoom in so much on the bodily aspects of health, that you might forget you’re an emotional, spiritual and social being too. That’s why it’s great that holistic health recognizes that all these aspects influence your overall wellbeing. Instead of focusing on specific symptoms or parts of your body, holistic health looks at the whole person and the connections between your body, mind, spirit and the environment you’re in.

Take a look at this infographic from Auraglow to check out the 8 pillars of wellness that will strengthen your holistic health. 

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Tonics and Elixirs: 14 Powerful Potions for a Shot of Health | The Health Sessions

Tonics and Elixirs: 14 Powerful Potions for a Shot of Health

All over the world, people have been using teas, tonics, elixirs and other brews to support their immunity, heal gut issues or improve their chances at getting a good night’s sleep. These potions can surely be a fast and easy way to carry powerful nutrients into the blood stream and throughout your entire body. But what exactly are tonics and elixirs?

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a slight difference. An elixir is a botanical remedy that addresses a specific imbalance in the body, like a cold or menstrual cramps. A tonic, on the other hand, is a drink packed with ingredients that support your overall health, by fortifying bodily systems like your immunity.

No matter if you’re looking to balance your hormones, fight inflammation or reduce stress, you can find a tonic and elixir to help you. Of course, none of these drinks are miracle cures. If only it were that easy to heal yourself! But, tonics and elixirs are a fun and delicious way to get more disease-fighting nutrients in and strengthen your wellbeing. Pretty good for a drink, right?

So take a shot of health and try one of these powerful potions!  

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What Your Skin is Trying to Tell You About Your Health | The Health Sessions

What Your Skin is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Your skin can tell a lot about your health. From the dark circles that appear under your eyes when you don’t get enough sleep, to the pesky breakouts that form as a result of too many sweets, your complexion is a direct reflection of the way you take care of your mind and body. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of all the not-so-obvious wellness secrets your skin is trying to reveal to you and your health and ultimately, create healthier lifestyle habits for you and your body’s unique needs as you head into the new year.

Whether it’s a hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, or another particular sensitivity, almost every skin condition or concern that surfaces on your skin has an underlying meaning relating to your health. Below, we break down some of the most common tell-tale signs that your skin and face may use as a way to communicate with you about your well-being. Read on to learn what it may be trying to tell you!

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