Life is Happening Now! (And Why It Matters in Autoimmune Disease)

Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

“When my body finally feels good…
“When I have energy again…
“When I lose 20 pounds……
“When I can think more clearly…
“When I’m not so overwhelmed and stressed…
“When I can exercise again…

…that’s when I’m going to be happy.”

This concept, or a version of it, is a trap that we can quickly get caught in—and it’s easy to understand why. We convince ourselves that we’ll experience health, vitality, and happiness when our illness is gone: “When I heal I will be happy. When my autoimmune disease is gone I will be healthy and I can finally start living again.” Sound familiar?

Yet we can still tap into joy even while we’re grinding through a tough diagnosis or dealing with problematic symptoms. Read more to learn how!