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How to Not Own Your Illness

You are Not Your Disease: How to De-Personalize Illness and Ignite Healing

You are Not Your Disease: How to De-Personalize Illness and Ignite Healing

MY allergies are killing me this year.”

MY back pain is awful.”

MY chronic bronchitis is getting so much worse.” 

MY cancer is in remission. I hope it stays that way.”

Every time I hear the word “MY” attached to a pain, disease, or illness, I want to smack that word right out of the sentence. Why? Because the more you personalize an illness, the more power you give it to stick around.

Here’s why (and what to do about it):