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How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite COPD

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite COPD

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although COPD may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting...
Posted 10/23/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With COPD. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With COPD. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain shortness of breath, wheezing, and a...
Posted 10/03/2019
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COPD and Quitting Smoking

COPD and Quitting Smoking

It’s not easy to quit smoking, even after a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) diagnosis. For many members of MyCOPDTeam, COPD was a wakeup call that helped them quick smoking, which may help slow the progression of the disease. They...
Posted 10/01/2019
How good boundaries make life with copd easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With COPD Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With COPD Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Setting and defending...
Posted 09/12/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed COPD. Do you have a tough time being direct with...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/12/2019
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Member Spotlight: How Val Lives with COPD, Epilepsy, and Deafness

Member Spotlight: How Val Lives with COPD, Epilepsy, and Deafness

I used to be very fit. I ran three London Marathons and got lost in the Harlow Marathon in the 80s. I cycled thousands of miles and took my daughters and our bikes to France, Holland, and Germany. I also took my bike to Ireland and Bohemia. But...
Posted 07/09/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Community Support

Community Support

Hi everyone, my name is Chris. I think it was 2015 or so that I joined MyCOPDTeam, and from day one I have enjoyed every minute of my time spent on the site. Some days I check in four or five times, and other days I don't check in at all. But...
Posted 06/25/2019
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What Knowledge Can Do

What Knowledge Can Do

When I was first diagnosed, I was under the impression that COPD was a death sentence... and in a short time. I was experiencing depression, and I knew I had to find a way out of that. I started to research COPD. I wanted to learn everything I...
Posted 06/13/2019
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