Meditation Monday: How to Get Started

Meditation Monday: How to Get Started

Last Monday, we talked about some of the benefits of meditation for chronic pain. Today, let’s take a look at ways to start a meditation practice. First off, let’s talk about what meditation doesn’t have to involve: Sitting on a pillow on the floor Crossing your legs Being 110% silent Staying still Closing your eyes …

Top 5 patient rules you should break

Top 5 patient rules you should break

Despite working on leaving behind our paternalistic past, some of the things that are hardest to change in healthcare pertain to how patients are supposed to act. I’m here to tell you as a fellow patient and health activist: It’s okay to break these seemingly-unchanging rules. 1. Don’t question. There is an epidemic among patients, …

The top 3 lies people believe about chronic illness

The top 3 lies people believe about chronic illness

Chronic illness is, truly, the gift that keeps on giving.  It continues to cause medical issues in your life despite treatments, but it also gives family and friends lovely new ways to believe you’re inferior. Here are the top 3 lies people tend to believe about chronic illness: 1. You caused your illness. Regardless of …