Self-Care Tips for the Holidays with a Chronic Illness

The holidays are looming coming soon and already, many people with chronic illness by dreading the impact it will have on them. My new post for HealthCentral has tips for how to get through the holidays with your health and sense of humour intact:

"Do you remember the holidays last year? If you’re like me, you have only a vague impression of exhaustion, pain, and needing several days to crash. It’s a holiday myth that these days are filled with quiet joy and love. Instead, they become a frenzied rush of shopping, socializing, and desperately trying to subdue your chronic illness while you do all that you feel you should. And it’s a recipe for spending the holidays in a world of hurt.

How about we make 2015 the last year that happened? This post shares ideas for how you can get through the season with your health and sense of humor intact. It’s inspired by my new book Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness, an Advent calendar of tips to help you get through the holidays and actually enjoy them."

Read the rest of the post of tips for holiday self-care when you live with chronic illness.



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