The holidays are meant to be a time filled with joy, love, family, and friends. But in reality, the holidays can be a stressful time for those living with a chronic illness. If you have a chronic illness, the holidays might be a time where you feel pressure to perform, to cook or host meals,…Read more
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Recent Posts by Kayla Kurin
It can be hard to fall asleep due to stress or anxiety, two ailments that seemingly affect everyone at one time or another. But when you factor chronic pain into the mix, falling asleep can become an overwhelming struggle. Nearly 1 in 3 people experiencing chronic pain report problems with their sleeping schedule. Unfortunately, losing…Read more
Restorative yoga is a gentle style of yoga meant to help the body rest and heal. I love practicing restorative yoga when I’m having a low energy day. Days when I’m feeling stressed, or when the brain fog is out in full force. On those days, I crash into restorative yoga classes melting into the…Read more
Last week I wrote about what Yin yoga is. To add to that, I've brought in an expert on how Yin yoga can help with recovery from chronic illness - Jennifer O'Sullivan. Jen has been teaching yoga for 13 years. She has an in-depth understanding of how Yin yoga can help relieve pain and fatigue,…Read more
I discovered Yin yoga during a hot yoga challenge I did in University. I had signed up with a friend after completing a therapeutic yoga course, but I was not ready for the aerobics type classes offered at the studio. I'd spend at least half the class in a savasana, and grew tired of teachers…Read more
Today is the first day of summer! And with that comes getting to spend more time outdoors in the sun. I love to practice yoga outside during the summer months. I remember being a kid in school, and whenever spring rolled around and we had a sunny day, we would beg our teachers to let…Read more
I've talked on this blog about how mindful eating and nutrition has helped me on my journey to wellness. Yet, when I found Sara Best I knew I needed to pick her brain and share it with you! She is a nutritionist who doesn't talk about food. She uses mindfulness to tackle the problems that cause…Read more
Living with a chronic illness is unpredictable. Some days, you feel well enough to socialize with friends and go to the shop. The next day you can't get out of bed. These ups and downs are all part of the journey to getting well. This is especially challenging if you are trying to increase your…Read more
As humans, we like to seek pleasure and avoid pain. So we should want to do things that make us feel good, right? Most people start practicing yoga because they hear that yoga can make you feel relaxed, happy, blissed out, healthier, and less stressed. All those things are possible to feel after a yoga class.…Read more
As some of us know too well, living with a chronic illness involves a lot of pain and suffering, sometimes with no end in sight. There is no medication or magic bullet that can disappear your pain. I talk a lot about how yoga, meditation, and mindfulness helped me recover from chronic fatigue syndrome. Yet…Read more
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