Coping With Illness

Chronic illness may affect not just physical health but emotional health too. Fortunately, there are many resources available to those who live with illness. Knowing your limits, understanding your condition, and connecting with a support network are helpful techniques when coping with illness. A combination of practical techniques and learning from others' inspiring stories can ease the process of dealing with illness.

Comforting a loved one in the hospital

The Possible in an Impossible Situation

We often can’t control an outcome, but we can still play an important role.

Karen, Mondy and their daughter, Grace, with Virginia

Alzheimer's Disease: Comedy Improv Is a Surprising Resource

As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened, improvisational theater experience gave her and her husband a new way to interact with her mom—and ease the strain.

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How to Handle Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Caregivers may face sadness and frustration. Follow these practical tips to help manage some of those challenges.

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Music legend Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell's Touching Final Album, 'Adiós'

Music legend Glen Campbell, who passed away on August 8, 2017, has gone silent, but his final album is a beautiful parting gift from a multitalented performer.

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How Crafts Are Helping People with Chronic Illness Heal

How Crafts Are Helping People with Chronic Illness Heal

Through the craft website ConsciousCrafties.com, Karen Thomas empowers others like her who are managing a chronic illness.

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Here are some tips to keep your family safe while still enjoying the outdoors. 

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5 Tips to Deal with a Chronic Illness Diagnosis

5 Tips to Deal with a Chronic Illness Diagnosis

A life-changing diagnosis can be daunting. These tips will help you come up with a health plan.

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An artist's rendering of a teenager with angel wings and a red hoodie

Incident on the Roof

After so many years of crash diets and food binges, I feared I was beyond help.

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Hot Baths Might Be Just As Good As Exercising

Hot Baths Might Be Just As Good As Exercising

A new study finds that a hot bath might hold many benefits.

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A young woman embraces her mother

7 Keys to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming.

panic attacks

6 Ways to Calm Down During a Panic Attack

If you're having an anxiety attack, these 6 tips may help you slow down your breathing and get back on track.

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Prayers for Depression

Prayers for Depression

When you feel the heavy gray cloud of depression hovering over you, here are 5 prayers to pray.

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Sleeping and healing.

Spiritual Healing After Time in the Hospital

Assistant editor Dan Hoffman never expected his surgery would lead to spiritual growth…

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Learning to Appreciate the Small Moments

Learning to Appreciate the Small Moments

Visiting an elderly mother with dementia, a daughter experiences a small moment of wonder.

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