Why I Dislike the Phrase "It is what it is..."

It is what it is-chronically healthy

“It is what it is.” 

I seriously hate this quote. I get what it is fundamentally about, and I know it helps some people, but I HATE IT. 

If I lived by this statement…

My soul would be housed by a toxic, drug filled body. I would be experiencing hair loss, eye issues, internal damage, brain fog, and every other potential side effect at the end of a drug commercial. I would be consuming weekly chemotherapy in pill form and enduring the painful, horrible, “hangover” that comes with it. I would be missing out on life, angry, sad, and completely isolated. Most importantly, I would not be a health coach.

If I had received my Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis, filled my prescription for 180 Vicodin, weekly chemotherapy, and countless anti-inflammatories, and said “Well, it is what it is. This is my life now…” I would be miserable.

There’s always another way. There’s always another option. If you experience something horrible, acceptance is one thing, but it’s essential to flip it around and try to approach it from a different angle.

“It is what it is” that you have a chronic condition, but don’t accept feeling like crap. There are ways to find health and happiness within your diagnosis, and trust me, it's worth it.

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