It’s one thing to develop a well-oiled routine and have the discipline to follow through but what happens if our bodies aren’t cooperating the way we want them to? It’s excruciating to get through a trip to the grocery store let alone make it to a yoga class where you have to bend yourself in all sorts of shapes. Each day is a toss-up – maybe you’ll be pain free, maybe you’ll be bed ridden…..or maybe you’ll think it’s a pain free day and then bam! just when you’re about to make it to an important appointment the pain hits and everything’s a write off. It’s frustrating – how do you plan your day? How do you maintain a yoga practice? How do you keep up a social life?? This is what life is like for somebody who has a chronic illness. In this episode, Brittany Zeer is back on the show and we discuss chronic illnesses. An accident three years ago left her with chronic migraines and now pain management is on her daily agenda. She sheds light on what it’s like to live with a chronic illness, how loved ones can support, pain management tips and how to continue a yoga practice despite the obstacles.
If you have a chronic illness listen in because you’re not alone! If you don’t have a chronic illness, listen in anyway because it’s a chance to flex that compassion muscle. The struggle isn’t always visible and there’s a huge part that we can play in supporting our friends.