One of the common questions I get is, “how do I thrive in a world of toxic positivity when I have a chronic illness?” I wanted to answer the question on this episode and offer two perspectives about living with a chronic illness.
Believe me, I get it. After being diagnosed with a birth defect in my right kidney and discovering the effects it’ll have on my life, was devastating. There’s a culture of toxic positivity within the self-development world and when someone has chronic illness, it’s not a safe place to thrive.
The truth is, people don’t get it. They think saying an affirmation or remaining positive can fix anything, but that’s not the case with people who suffer with a chronic illness. Some days are great and some days are bad and I understand.
I know what it’s like for people to be rude about my health, thinking their expectations about my daily pain. I know what it’s like to surrender and listen to my body versus working 24/7.
The problem is no one realises how painful chronic illnesses are, unless you’re going through one. That’s why it’s so important to be surrounded by compassionate and understanding people.
In this episode, Nitika Chopra, a chronic illness advocate talks about her own healing journey and why it’s important to be gentle with yourself when living with a chronic illness.
Nitika Chopra is a leader in the wellness industry since 2010, and talks about her journey of living with psoriasis . She believes we can all love ourselves regardless of what we’ve been through.
* Living with a chronic illness
* Nurturing yourself versus self-love
* How to tend to your own needs first
* How to look after yourself while being chronically ill