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Chronic Cow is here to solve your problems. Not problems your well-meaning loved ones and healthcare professionals think you’re facing — your problems that make the difference between a struggle and your life, lived well. We know those problems because we asked — and we live them, too.

Schedule a free conversation with a trained Chronic Cow™ Guide to find out if we’re a good fit.

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Connect through the social media buttons, email, or phone 816-582-8124.

And sit down with a loved one to watch our free, on demand webinar. In about half-an-hour, we’ll help you understand what’s really happening — and what you can do to live better.

For Me?

Is Chronic Cow™ for you?

If you’re one of about half the people on the planet who live with pain and stress of a chronic health condition and you want to live a better quality life…

If you’re a loved one or caregiver of someone living with a chronic health condition and you want to help both of you live better quality lives…

If you’re a professional in a healthcare, therapeutic, or wellness field who want to better serve those with chronic health conditions while safeguarding your personal needs…

If you’re a practice or organization serving those with chronic conditions and their loved ones…

Then, yes, Chronic Cow™ is for you.

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What

We help you tame the challenges others don’t understand.

Condition Management

Condition Management

Behavioral Change

Behavioral Change

Mindset

Mindset

Threat Response

Threat Response

Relationships

Relationships

Quality of Life

Quality of Life

How

We help you to your life, lived well in many, convenient ways.

  • Individual Guidance sessions for skills, education & support. $500/month (weekly sessions)
  • Targeted “Live Well” Programs customized evaluation & program for priority life improvements. $299
  • Group Guidance sessions for skills, education & support. $119/month (weekly sessions)

Schedule a free meeting with a trained Chronic Cow Guide to see which works for your needs and receive our special introductory offer. Each program offers a combination of personal, expert support and science-based, data-driven analytic insights.

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Who

Chronic Cow delivers live workshops & online webinars tailored to the specific needs of four different groups touched by chronic conditions. Each offers practical knowledge, built on rigorous science & life experience, that you can put into action to improve your quality of life. (Contact Us for pricing & scheduling.)

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Living with a Chronic Condition

Living with a Chronic Condition

Your diagnosis and its direct symptoms are just one small part of the challenges you face.  Most people don’t see that.  We do.  We also live it.  We provide a comprehensive set of tools, coaching, and support that you can use to build your better life.  [PDF].

Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed

It’s easy to feel lost and overwhelmed when you receive a chronic diagnosis.  You think your life is over.  Really, it’s just gotten different.  We’ve been there.  And we know how to help you find your foundation and chart a better path, even with those challenges.  [PDF].

Loved Ones & Caregivers

Loved Ones & Caregivers

If you care for someone with a chronic diagnosis, then it profoundly affects your life, too.  We don’t forget caregivers.  We show you how to improve your relationship, efficiently deliver meaningful support, and not lose yourself along the way.  [PDF].

Medical & Therapeutic Professionals

Medical & Therapeutic Professionals

For physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, aides, home and managed care workers. Caring for the chronically ill and their families presents unique challenges.  Learn better ways to meet their needs — and care for yourself, in the process.  [PDF].

Webinar

There’s a lot more going on than the medical symptoms that led to your diagnosis. It changes the way we, and others, see us. It demands we think, feel, act, and plan differently. It alters how we connect with others and operate in the world. We may have a diagnosis, but we don’t have to live like we’re sick.

Sit down with a loved one and watch this free, on demand webinar. In about half-an-hour, we’ll change the way you see your life — and your possibilities.

Then book a free meeting with a trained Chronic Cow™ Guide. In just 15 minutes, we’ll help you decide if Chronic Cow™ is a good fit for your needs.

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Tech

We face many of the same problems, but we need individualized solutions sensitive to our personal characteristics, condition, relationships, and environment.

We have many of the same goals: to live happy, meaningful, and secure lives, but we express those goals in different ways.

There are thousands of strategies to improve our lives. Most of them will work for someone, but only some of them will work for you.

Designing your life to live well in the face of significant health challenges should be based on science and experience.

That’s what we’ve done. We’ve built our solutions on millions of data points and thousands of studies. Our system analyzes you and recommends the tools that will increase your chances of efficiently attaining the life you need.

Chronic Cow™ blends the high tech science of a quality life with the high touch delivery of trained Guides who live the same challenges as you. That’s how we get you to your life, lived well.

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Our Story

Chronic Cow
Once Upon a Time
Dr Kevin J Payne
Chronic Cow

Chronic Cow

As a company, Chronic Cow is committed to:

  1. A beneficial, socially aware presence.
  2. Partnering with, and contributing to, nonprofits, public agencies, causes, and movements supporting chronic illness, caregivers, and medical and therapeutic practitioners.
  3. Maintaining an active research & development program in human data science and the analysis of relevant quality of life issues.
  4. Rethinking work and pursuing workplace innovations to further meaningful professional opportunities for those with chronic illness and those who give care.
  5. Speaking for scientifically-informed, data driven, and humane practices, policies, and procedures regarding those with chronic conditions, their loved ones and caregivers, and supportive medical and therapeutic professionals and institutions.

To her friends, she’s known as “Bossie,” the Chronic Cow.

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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Every enterprise has a story. Chronic Cow is from the heart. We’ve got pain, joy, and near death experiences. But most of all, a deep desire to stay on the leading edge of science and technology that can improve our quality of life under the most dire challenges.

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Dr Kevin J Payne

Dr Kevin J Payne

Kevin has lived with multiple sclerosis for many years. He’s successfully dealt with other chronic conditions, too. And he’s spent much of his life as a caregiver for loved ones also challenged with chronic conditions.

He holds a doctorate in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Missouri at Columbia, was a professor for 15 years, and has studied how people operate best under distress and disadvantage since the 90s.

His diagnosis with multiple sclerosis set off a series of events that radically altered the course of his life and his career.  First, he thought that, as a social psychologist who’s studied how people succeed or fail in difficult circumstances, there had to be something he could do to apply those research insights to improving his own quality of life.

Then he expanded his study across thousands of studies on dozens of conditions.  He talked with everyone he could who lived with chronic conditions and their caregivers. And he found a different way of building a good life when touched by chronic illness — one backed by science and experience.  He found there are simply different rules to living a good life with chronic illness.

He had, without realizing it, stumbled on much more than a shift in career: it was a calling.  Chronic Cow™ is a labor of love.  (Find out more about Dr. Payne.)

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