When You Feel Like A Failure

Chronic illness causes you to drop balls. Because of a constant lack of energy and ongoing weakness, things just don’t get done. Not because you’re not trying, of course, but because you just don’t have the strength. When you start dropping balls, you feel like a complete failure, as a spouse, parent, employee, and friend.

It is a hard feeling to live with. I don’t like being a ball-dropper. My husband and kids don’t care much for it, either. Employers definitely don’t like it!

So, what do you do about this all-too-common feeling?

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When You Deal With Anxiety

It might have been a beautiful sunny day outside, but in my heart was a storm that wouldn’t go away. I well remember that feeling of panic when my heart felt like it was beating 200 beats/min and I couldn’t breath. It was one of the scariest things I have ever experienced. I didn’t know then that I was having a panic attack. Read More


When You Feel Inadequate As A Parent

A feeling of inadequacy is a common feeling when you are a parent living with chronic pain or illness. You never feel like you are “enough,” because you always feel like you are failing at some aspect of parenting. There is never enough energy, patience, or strength for the task at hand. This can result in guilt that can smother and discourage us. It is easy to just want to give up. When you are feeling this way, try some of the following things to help you cope:

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