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Balancing Optimism and Reality During Illness

The Logical Heart Knows Best

There is a history of toxic positivity in our society. We haven’t learned how to support people with chronic illness or disabilities effectively. We’ve learned to invalidate, minimize, bypass, and deny the pain, grief, and “negative” feelings that are natural occurrences during the adversity of illness. When we are chronically ill, we don’t want to be burdensome and there’s pressure to stay positive, to not complain, or you’re seen as being a pessimistic victim and are to blame for your continued illness because you aren’t being positive, strong, or grateful enough. Emotions are okay, whatever they are. It’s harmful to suppress and deny the reality you are going through. It’s helpful to honor yourself, your true feelings, to process and grieve. Yes, it sucks to be sick. It is self-gaslighting to pretend that it doesn’t. ♡ #LongCOVID

https://www.longhauler-advocacy.org/resources

https://www.c19recoveryawareness.com/

https://www.survivorcorps.com/mission

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Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. Let's chat. Book a free call with me here. https://calendly.com/30-min-session/meeting

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