“What do you do to stay positive? What helps? From the people that I know and admire, including VHL patients and families in our VHL Canada Peer Community (e.g. Facebook), I know that to "be positive" can seem cliche, but it's important to be realistic and balanced about life in general.
It’s hard sometimes. I try to exercise, see family and friends. I try to constantly remind myself how far I have come, how strong I am. I have great family/ friends. I tell myself I’m still walking and talking. Walking may be hard and slow at times but I’m doing it. Lol
*Developing a more positive mindset is one strategy from NIH's Emotional Wellness Toolkit (evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health)
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