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    • #16705
      Amanda
      Keymaster

      I’ve seen several posts on our forums, facebook and other ALS social media sites discussing the roller coaster of emotions that a newly diagnosed pALS faces. Not only is there a roller coaster of emotions, but there is an enormous amount of decisions to make with limited information about timelines and progression. Dagmar continues to write about Living Well With ALS (please see links to her pieces) that offer encouragement, support and tips.

      What do you do to help you focus on the positives in your life? What strategies do you practice daily that make a difference?  Have you tried any of Dagmar’s suggestions

      If you have found other resources or articles that you found were helpful please post a link or website here for other community members.

       

      https://alsnewstoday.com/category/living-well-with-als/

      https://alsnewstoday.com/columns/2019/03/26/als-depression-link-anxiety-prognosis/

      https://alsnewstoday.com/columns/2018/11/06/als-5-things-keep-motivated-positive-thought-affirmations-optimism-exercise-movement-gratitude/

    • #16750
      Dagmar Munn
      Keymaster

      Sometimes we don’t give ourselves permission to live “well” – – to live in a state of “wellness.” Having ALS, or any chronic disease doesn’t suddenly cast us into “unwellness.” This all boils down to a state of mind; your mindset. In other words, telling yourself: I CAN be a “well” person even though I have, and live with ALS.

      This quote is my daily inspiration:

      Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth, a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.”

                                                                                                              The National Wellness Institute

      Along with:

      Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life.  It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.

      “Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”The World Health Organization.

       

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