Today I’m interviewing Dr. Joel Wade about mindset and relationship tips, especially for those dealing with chronic illness. We’re covering how to maintain playfulness and curiosity with your spouse despite ongoing struggles with sickness. Being present in the moment and thinking positively and mindfully can help you through some really difficult and dark times. Dr. Wade shares from his counseling one easy way he can tell if a couple’s relationship is going to succeed in the face of all obstacles, so be sure not to miss that tip. Just remember, you are not your disease or your illness–you are so much more complex and valuable.
Do you have any relationship advice that has really helped you maintain a positive relationship with your spouse, friends, and family while healing from Lyme disease and other pathogens and toxins? Let me know in the comments!
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00:00:26: About Dr. Joel Wade
00:01:14: Maintaining wellbeing when the world looks bleak
00:03:39: Breaking a rumination cycle
00:05:15: What type of thinking is worse than smoking
00:05:49: Finding control and your power
00:08:24: Dr. Wade’s personal example of responding to adversity
00:11:09: Dr. John Demartini and the Breakthrough Experience
00:12:15: Empathy and Connection
00:14:35: Three qualities to a happy relationship
00:18:53: The Purpose Driven Life
00:21:26: Communication in a strong and healthy marriage
00:27:36: Help your heart health and immune system with this mindset tip
00:32:17: Freewill and control when chronically ill
00:35:05: Breaking through isolation and fear with Lyme disease
00:39:30: Final words of wisdom