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Danea Horn
Danea Horn is the author of Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness (Conari Press, 2013). Her first website Creative Affirmations has inspired readers over one million times. Danea blogs weekly for Health Bistro at Lifescript. She has been featured on or written articles for: RenaLife Magazine, Goodness Magazine, Mind Body Green, Crazy Sexy Life,, MSN Health and Good Day Sacramento. Visit Danea at Chronic Resilience to learn more.

Entries by Danea Horn

Will Video Chat Destroy the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 10:59 AM

Do you remember the last time you had a conversation without a computer, smart phone or tablet present? The last time you looked directly in someone's eyes and sensed their presence? A time when being with someone didn't feel kind of, well, lonely?

How about with your doctor? What was...

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10 Ways to Stay Active While Coping With Illness

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 12:24 PM

When you don't feel well, the motivation to do something active can be nonexistent. It is much easier to turn the TV on, check out and give into your symptoms. However, with chronic illness, this isn't always the best thing to do.

Staying active, even in a limited capacity, can...

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Finding Power in the Powerlessness of Illness

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 7:48 AM

Chronic illness is like a thief: tiptoeing around your house, slipping your china and jewelry out the door before you even suspect an intruder. As the days pass, you realize just how much he got away with. Where is my favorite painting? Didn't we used to have a food processor?...

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What Not to Do When You Get a New Diagnosis

(3) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 5:10 PM

The doctor's office was various shades of brown. Tan cabinets. Chocolate vinyl chairs. Khaki walls. The only punctuation was a white paper strip covering the sandy brown exam table.

The doctor came in and leaned against the counter while reviewing my laboratory results. After a few silent...

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