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Writing in a journal, journaling, is a way to connect our body, mind, and spirit. Having the right tools for identifying not only our triggers... Continue Reading >>
It’s important to find the right people for your healthcare team. They should be someone you respect and someone who respects you and... Continue Reading >>
Building supportive relationships take some work. The irritability, pain, and fatigue associated with chronic pain and illness can easily...
Affirmations are authoritative sentences that reflect a positive goal or characteristic. They can be short or long, but the shorter they are, the...
Have you noted lapses of short-term memory? Have you lost your sense of direction? Were you once the co-pilot because of your...
It’s important to make safety a priority. Un-fortunately, some people would like to make a profit at our expense. Know when to raise...
Coping strategies can vary among each of us. I write as a way of coping, others learn new hobbies that fit their abilities. What matters most is that we find positive ways to cope with our pain and avoid the pitfalls of negativity. Here is a sample of some things you can do. Be sure to click on the link to direct you to the page that gives you more information.
Did you know our reactions to pain become filed in our brain? When it seems our brain is sputtering, maybe it really is. The information we feed our brain (our filing cabinet) is stored in file folders so it can be recalled... Read On >>
May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.
Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation (Canada)
Picture from Broken Body, Wounded Spirit:
Balancing the SeeSaw of Chronic Pain