Posts tagged empowered healing
Change the Channel, Change Your Life

All of us have an inner critic. It’s the voice that confirms all our limiting beliefs about ourselves and even seeks evidence to back them up — I’m not enough, I’m unlovable, I’m not attractive, I’m not smart, I’m untrustworthy and unreliable… I call this radio station in my own brain “K-BULL radio” (because everything on it is bull) and when I have the volume turned up, look out! I can’t find an optimistic thought about myself if you pay me! We’ve talked already about how mindset can impact our ability to heal from autoimmune disease. In this article I dig into the details of these beliefs that hold us back and keep us from living rich, full, healthy lives. Read more at Autoimmune Wellness.

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You Are What You Believe

We humans are meaning making machines. We go through our days experiencing any number of events and connecting emotions and story to what we observe. The meaning that we attribute to our experiences can impact our entire lives—for better or worse.

As an autoimmune community, we’re just beginning to understand the impact that our brains can have on our physical symptoms. We’ve chatted before about the agency we have in that process. Today I want to explore the interplay between neuroscience and healing a little more deeply. Read more!

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

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!

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From Victim to Empowered: Create Your Life, Even with Autoimmune Disease

In 2017, we dove into some of the nuts and bolts of the connection between cortisol (the stress hormone) and our body’s ability to heal. We learned that we prevent our body from healing itself when we don’t support a parasympathetic response of the autonomic nervous system. Over the next three months, we’re going to explore more of its complex role with autoimmune disease and its key place in the autoimmune puzzle. From my experience, you can’t heal effectively if you skip over the nervous system. Read more about how a victim mindset could be sabotaging your efforts to heal.  

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