Some of the most overlooked, understated and often ignored effects of chronic illness, are the multitude of emotions that flood in.
Every . Single . Day.
When physical capability and well-being is compromised due to autoimmunity and/or chronic illness, there is nothing that can prepare you for the emotions that come with it.
Fear, anger, vulnerability, resentment, and confusion are just some of the struggles often layered onto day to day emotions we’re already navigating with relationships, work, and socially. And while trying to process sudden lack of independence, diminished self worth, and compromised belief in the future and systems, believe me when I say the emotional struggle is real!! #hotmess
I’m so grateful Kerry Jeffrey @emotionalautoimmunity for shining a light on such an important topic with her work and podcast: Emotional Autoimmunity. I was recently a guest on her podcast to share some of my experiences and perspectives which you can listen to on The Emotional Autoimmunity podcast: on iTunes, Spotify and most podcast platforms.
If you’re currently struggling, please know that you matter. You are not invisible. You are understood. You are capable. You are not defined by limitations. Beautiful possibilities exist for you. 💕💕