Negotiations With My Body (Part 2) – A Letter To My Body

I often see myself in different aspects. In my head they each have their own little character that all look like me but with different details. They fight with each other. Sort of like Jane from Doom Patrol, though not nearly as useful since none of mine have the typical comic book superhero powers. The two that most often seem to battle are "hopeful me" and "chronic pain me."

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Replacing & Systematically Eliminating Foods To Feel Better: Tasty Suggestions & How To Start the Process
Replacing & Systematically Eliminating Foods To Feel Better: Tasty Suggestions & How To Start The Process by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.com

Replacing & Systematically Eliminating Foods To Feel Better: Tasty Suggestions & How To Start the Process

People living with chronic illnesses often have issues with food. There are various causes- some problems are caused by the condition, others by medications to treat them, and even allergies, body type, and blood type play a part. This fact can make it kind of hard to figure out how to alter your diet to help you feel better.

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What I Wish You Knew About Me- From a Person With Chronic Illnesses
What I Wish You Knew About Me- From a Person With Chronic Illnesses

What I Wish You Knew About Me- From a Person With Chronic Illnesses

I look mostly normal, but I’m not. Even when you can’t see it, I’m fighting with my body, and my mind. Strangers have no idea what is happening inside me, and people that “know” me, only know what I tell them, unless they read my writings. I feel like I should make up a pamphlet and hand it out as I…

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Using Distractions As Coping Mechanisms: Tools For Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, & Recovery

People usually think of distractions as something that hinders productivity, but there are some situations where they can actually be helpful. For many of the topics I write about, distractions can be used as coping mechanisms. As long as you’re using healthy distractions, they can be a great way to deal with chronic illness, mental illness, and addiction/recovery. They can even…

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Relationships & Chronic Illness
Relationships & Chronic Illness

Relationships & Chronic Illness

Relationships can be especially challenging when at least one of the people involved have a chronic illness. In previous writings, I’ve explained the pain we go through and how hard simple, everyday activities can be for those of us with chronic illnesses. In the comments on those pieces, the overwhelming theme was people having trouble with their loved ones- or even…

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