Category Archives: Healing

What I wish I had known about having a chronic illness [VLOG]

Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness is a life-changing event. There was getting my diagnosis. A diagnosis I have never heard of before. There was the realization that my doctor couldn't really do anything to help me. There was years of trying to manage my illness on my own without having access to the resources…
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Wellness Bundle Giveaway!

Are you ready to spring clean your healthy habits in 2018?  I’ve teamed up with five other chronic illness writers to giveaway away some post-holiday goodies! All the authors are passionate about helping you live your best life with a chronic illness. Since we know having a chronic illness can often impact your ability to…
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Surviving the holiday’s with a Chronic Illness

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,…
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The Gupta Programme: A Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I heard about the Gupta program a few years ago. I was intrigued by…
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Gentle Strength Training Exercises

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on how I built strength when living with a chronic illness. I talked about building both physical strength and emotional strength, or resilience. I think both were very important in my recovery, and I truly believe that yoga can help build both kinds of strength. In…
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How to stay motivated when you’re not seeing any results

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die Getting healthy is not a linear path. With a chronic illness, there are good days and bad days. Recovery happens when…
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Yoga for Endometriosis: How to Reduce Pain & Balance Hormones

Endometriosis, and other disorders like it, are becoming increasingly common. With up to 10 percent of women worldwide now thought to be suffering and very little in terms of successful treatment available, it's easy for those with the condition to feel backed into a corner. However, like other chronic illness sufferers, many have found significant…
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How I built strength with a chronic illness

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou When most people think of being strong and fit, they see marathon runners, hikers, and pro athletes. When I was ill and thought about being strong and fit, I dreamed of being able to walk to the shop without feeling like I was…
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Yoga and Lyme Disease: An Interview with Erin Bidlake

"Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Erin  is a fellow Canadian yogi who understands what it’s like to live with a chronic illness all too well. Before taking her first yoga class,…
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Yoga for Lyme Disease

Yoga for lyme disease- is yoga helpful for people living with this illness? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks.  The ticks must remain attached to the body for at least 36-48 hours to transmit the disease.   The ticks must remain attached to the body…
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