You Are More Than Your Chronic Illness with Nitika Chopra
Diagnosed with a debilitating case of psoriasis at the age of 10 and with psoriatic arthritis at 19, Nitika experienced years of pain, insecurity and confusion as she battled depression alongside her diagnoses. Fast forward to today and her perspective has shifted – her life is now dedicated to those who are living with chronic illness. Through her podcast The Point of Pain and her company Chronicon, she inspires others to experience life to its fullest and to not be defined by conditions. Nitika takes us behind the highlight reel and gets raw about psoriasis, living with chronic illness, and shares tools for celebrating all that you are and finding your identity outside your diagnosis.
Meet our Partner: Mala Collective
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RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Follow Nitika on Instagram – @nitikachopra
Follow Chronicon on Instagram – @chroniconofficial
Visit online – Chronicon
Listen to her pod – The Point of Pain
SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…
1:58 – Nitika’s personal experience with diagnoses
4:17 – What it’s really like to live with a chronic illness
8:15 – How Nitika found relief from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
12:05 – Is it possible to mix meditation with medication? Erin breaks down her experience
13:40 – Why do we shame taking medication?
15:10 – Nitika’s top tools for finding your identity outside chronic illness:
16:50 – managing isolation
18:30 – sharing with another human
19:25 – finding your self-love flow
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