Great article for anyone who needs coping skills (and unlike CBT practitioners, we won't charge you for the info!)
6. Be realistic. You are not "superwoman" (or superman). There will be things you can and things you can't do.
12. Always reward yourself. Living with a chronic illness can be hard. You deserve a reward.
What I eat does not affect how I feel -- I'm not one of those who spirals downhill if I eat sugar. I decided long ago that if I feel like chocolate chip cookies for dinner, I will treat myself to chocolate chip cookies for dinner. The pain of deprivation is the one pain I can control. Would I eat cookies for dinner every night? No. But if I have a craving, my normal diet is healthy enough that I can afford to indulge myself once in a while as a reward for putting up with chronic pain.