“Healing does not mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls you.” Akshay Dubay Do you have days where the damage does exist and controls your thoughts? Are you experiencing new aches and pains? Do you feel depressed about the things you can no longer do? Have you locked yourself into … Continue reading Does Your Chronic Pain Control You?
Purple and pink crocuses dot the grass. Daffodils push up through the rain-soaked earth. The daphne’s fragrance permeates the air. I woke up to a light dusting of snow. Then a mighty deluge of Oregon rain for a few days. And yesterday the sun popped out. This all happened in one week. Barometric pressure changes … Continue reading I Believe in Spring
Look for words that uplift you If you are having a day where your thoughts keep turning to your pain, search out other's writing that uplifts you. Sometimes just reading another point of view, can pull you into a new place and reduce your discomfort. Many of you may have artificial hips, shoulders, knees and/or … Continue reading Just For Today Let Other's Words Soothe Your Pain
I’m keeping it simple this week. Here’s a review of many of the tools that I’ve posted in past blogs to help reduce persistent pain. Please let me know what works for you in your effort to THRIVE!!! No is a Complete Sentence. Remember to say, “No” and then be silent. Practice, practice and practice … Continue reading Back to the Basics for Chronic Pain
Now What? 3 months since brain surgery… ~ Hole cut in my skull ~ 5 arteries moved ~ Teflon inserted ~ Titanium plate inserted ~ 17 days later trigeminal nerve pain returned ~ 42 days later all nerve pain returned AND more… ~ Failure AND I’m also recovering from brain surgery SAD ANGRY … Continue reading My Brain Surgery Didn’t Work. Now What?
Allow silence. Feel your body relax. Create a few minutes, an hour, or a day to rest from words. I’m coping this week. Using all of my tools. Silence came forward and said, “Use me!” Sending peace to you all. Hugs! Gail Sinclair, Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Nutritional Consultant, & Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher works diligently … Continue reading Silence as a Coping Skill for Chronic Pain
Use this list to start the New Year and consciously reduce your pain. Trust that they work. There is a reason that you've probably heard most of these suggestions. Why? Because they consistently help! Practice these ideas alone when you first learn them. You can do this at your own pace until it becomes second … Continue reading 9 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Chronic Pain in 2020