Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Heart Disease

Posted on July 27, 2018

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about heart disease. It was so freeing." -Member of MyHeartDiseaseTeam

Living with heart disease can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.

Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about heart disease.

"The more I learn about heart disease, the more I realize that it's not my fault." -Member of MyHeartDiseaseTeam

A heart disease diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on MyHeartDiseaseTeam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with heart disease.

Here are recent conversations from members of MyHeartDiseaseTeam:

What negative assumptions have you let go of about heart disease? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I'm on a plant-based diet occasionally I'll have a hamburger or something but no meat from the grocery store Farm to Table

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