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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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What Christy Turlington's COPD Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Christy Turlington's COPD Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When supermodel Christy Turlington revealed she had emphysema, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the COPD community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a diagnosis and shares the fact of...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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