I used to have up to 100 goals a year and I completed them. I then created systems to work more efficiently so I could take on MORE while parenting, spending time with my husband, family, girlfriends and volunteering. I loved goals. I had them created for 5, 10 and 20 years into the future … Continue reading GOALS CHANGE When you Have Chronic 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
I retired from being me. At the beginning of the pain, I was just trying to get through each day. I went from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what was wrong with me while still living, working, volunteering, partnering, laughing and doing activities of daily life. I updated websites and kept books for … Continue reading I Retired From Who I Was Because of Chronic Pain
"The problem with complaining about your health is that it tends to draw us to the actual experience of illness..." A complaint Free World Language is everything to me. The way I think and speak and especially the way I talk to myself about pain becomes ever more important. Over the years, I have worked … Continue reading I am not ill. I just have chronic pain.
“NO is a complete sentence.” I read these words a few years ago. I don’t remember what I was reading but it struck something deep within me and I have pondered it ever since. Why? Because I was a YES person for decades and my health ultimately suffered. I said yes when ill, in pain, … Continue reading Say No & Thrive with Chronic Pain