Living with a chronic condition reminds us of how much of life we aren’t in control of. And that means feeling helpless sometimes. Humans don’t do very well with helpless feelings, that’s for sure. Click on the link to read a recent article on coping with helpless feelings, written from a mindfulness perspective. http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/let-feel-helpless-awhile/
Dr. Gary McClain
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Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...