In the language of chronic illness we are so used to hearing the word coping, that we don’t stop to think about its connotation. But, notice, your body has a different physiological response to both words. Say “coping” and you feel tense. Say “flourishing” and you feel relaxed and energetic.
In a coping mindset I may spend a lot of time worried I’ll get complications. I think I don’t do anything right when it comes to my management. I beat myself up for getting high blood sugar numbers and it feels like diabetes runs my life. I often feel angry and resentful.
From a flourishing mindset…click here