You care for someone with a chronic diagnosis and you (maybe secretly) fear that you have no hope left for a good life. Our relationships are the most important thing about being human, yet chronic illness plays havoc with them. Really, you just have to live by different rules. Chronic Cow shows you those rules — backed by real science and hard experience living with, and caring for, chronic illnesses. We don’t just know how to live better (based on decades of science and rigorous analysis), we understand the challenges you face (because we live them to). Living with a chronic illness can become grim, but you can still lead a joyous, meaningful, productive life together.
Our goal is simple: to help you improve your quality of life when touched by the challenges of chronic illness. It may seem hard to believe, but more challenges are shared across the experiences of different chronic conditions than are different. Chronic Cow has been developed to give you the perspective and tools to triumph over those challenges. What will you learn in this seminar?
A Different Way of Seeing Relationships: Even though they’re so important, we don’t often think about what makes a human relationship — or what makes them good. But loving or caring for someone with a chronic condition invites more strain than you could have predicted. We share an eye-opening way of understanding our relationships, the effects of chronic illness, and what you can do about those stresses together.
Intimate Communication: No matter how close you are or how long you’ve known one another, a chronic condition will bring up intimate, embarrassing, and emotional topics. In fact, the closer you are, the more difficult these conversations can be. We show you how to manage emotions and expectations, minimize conflict and hurt feelings, and reach mutually beneficial solutions.
Relationship with Self: In the press of added demands of chronic illness caregiving, we too easily forget ourselves. But the rest of your life doesn’t stop. You have to relearn how to prioritize, set boundaries, manage guilt (and other harmful emotions), and make time in your life for everything else. In short, you mustn’t forget to treat yourself with respect, kindness, and a little forgiveness.
And, of course, we provide lots of practical tips to put your knowledge into action improving your quality of life. Sign up for a Chronic Cow™ Seminar or Webinar; or for a personalized Chronic Cow™ Guidance subscription and begin your better life now.