Ask Juls: Part 4 Meditation & Mindfulness – Managing My Psoriatic Arthritis

Ask Juls: Part 4 Meditation & Mindfulness – Managing My Psoriatic Arthritis

Diet was covered in part 1, supplements in part 2, in part 3 we talked about toxins and today we’ll cover MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS!

If you’ve read any of my other blogs, or follow me on social media, you already may know I’m a huge huge huuugggeeeee believer in the power of quieting the mind. But I wasn’t always like that. I thought being able to think 5 steps ahead, always processing something and never sitting still was a GOOD thing… that’s probably half the reason I landed in this boat in the first place.

I just finished reading Deepak Chopra’s Super Genes, which was about how meditation can help you manage your gene expression. Becoming more mindful, and practicing meditation, we can help start to bring some balance and clam to our bodies. There are many, many, MANYYYYYYY benefits to meditation (check out this research study that I recently posted on my FB about chronic pain and your nervous system). . . let’s learn more 😉

So what are some great tools for meditation?

Well, first off. If you haven’t downloaded a FREE copy of my Chronically Grateful ebook DO IT NOW! (Register for my newsletter and you’ll be redirected to the ebook to download!) This book will take you through 30 days of mindfulness exercises. At the end of the book is a whole chart dedicated to so many amazing resources for you to continue your journey.

I’ve even covered an EASY way to add meditation into your day in a previous Ask Juls video.

There are so wonderful apps and sites out there, but my FAVORITE are:

Headspace *By far my most favorite. I’ve been using headspace since the fall of 2012 and I’m a huge supporter of their app. I use it EVERY SINGLE DAY. Ok, maybe not every day, but as of today I have a 98 day running streak. Whoop whoop!

Buddhify

Calm

Insight Timer

Welzen

Take some time to check out these apps! If you stick with them, you’ll begin to see HUGE shifts in your life. When you start to quiet your mind, you can and will balance our your nervous systems, allow your body to calm down and then it can focus on HEALING! It’s an awesome thing 😉

Wishing You A Pain Free Day!

Julie Cerrone | Spoonie, Autoimmune Warrior, Certified Holistic Health Coach, DoTerra Wellness Advocate, 200 RYT Trainee, Reiki 1, Nutrition Geek, ePatient Advocate, IT Consultant, Pittsburgh Based Practitioner Living the Chronic Life

 

 

 

 

5 Parts to Managing My Psoriatic Arthritis | Ask Juls "Did an elimination diet help you manage your psoriatic arthritis?" | itsjustabadday.com Julie Cerrone Holistic Health Coach & Autoimmune Warrior

Catch up on this “Managing My Psoriatic Arthritis” Ask Juls series:

This series was created after having been asked the question “Did an elimination diet help you manage my psoriatic arthritis?”.

Short answer – YES

Long answer – YES, but I’ve also done a lot of other things as well to help manage my condition. I focus on the following 5 areas to help manage my psoriatic arthritis.

Part 1: Elimination Diet

Part 2: Supplements

Part 3: Toxins

Part 4: Meditation & Mindfulness

Part 5: Yoga & Movement