Words are powerful. The words you use when you talk to other people, and the words you use in your own mind. Including the words you use to describe yourself. As humans, we have a way of living up to our labels. So if you are constantly putting yourself down, giving yourself labels like “loser,” you may unconsciously live up — or down — to the labels you give yourself. Another reason to watch your language. Here’s more: https://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/words-are-powerful-so-how-about-watching-your-language/
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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...