Winter is a time of decline, as we watch the leaves on the trees wither away with the freezing weather. But the decline of winter creates spaces which are filled with more growth with the coming of spring. This can be a metaphor for our own lives. Loss creates spaces in our lives. And we can choose how to fill those spaces. We can recreate our lives in the process. Here’s a link to my article: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/reflection-winter-decline-making-space-rebirth/
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...