“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?
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
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
My longtime friend was telling me about another procedure she had for her bladder. She spent the last few years dealing with the after effects of cancer and radiation. She said with her usual good humor and sarcasm, “Well at least I have a family camping trip coming up. Silver linings!” I woke up the … Continue reading Chronic Pain and the Silver Linings
Pain increases with thoughts of anxiety and fear. Decrease your pain by reducing anxiety or fear. I know. Easier said than done. Find a technique that works for you like meditation/mindfulness, SIMs & DIMs process, yoga, breath work, body scans, humor, friendships and hobbies. You will need to pay attention to your thoughts daily so … Continue reading Feelings of Danger in Me Increases Chronic Pain
Today is the day you accept that you did not attract persistent pain. You did not ask for it. No shame. No guilt. It is not karma. You did not need it to learn some huge lesson. Take a deep breath and let it out. Now say, “I did not cause this.” I DID NOT … Continue reading You Did Not Attract Chronic Pain
What is a float tank? It is typically a soundproof and lightproof tank. No sound. No music. No interruptions. No talking. No phones. No technology. You are alone in silence. You step into water that is heated to skin temperature (94-95 degrees F) with about 850 pounds of Epsom salts. You cannot sink no matter … Continue reading Chronic Pain and Float Tanks