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 with Chronic Pain
How do you Heal? Does chronic pain control you? Do you have days where the damage exists and controls your thoughts? Are you depressed about the things you can no longer do? Is thriving is so far away from where you are that you can only imagine being controlled by your pain? Stop fighting with … Continue reading Does 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
You need Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics in your pain management tools. If you are in the midst of a flare, this becomes even more important, so I am keeping this simple. Here’s a review of many of the tools that I have posted in past blogs. No is a Complete Sentence Remember to say, … Continue reading Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics
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! I am Gail Sinclair a Master Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Certified Nutritional Consultant … 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
What tools are you using daily to help you with your pain? Because chronic pain is so taxing on your mind and body, you need to take action to reduce it. You can look up how all the items on this list help reduce pain and you will find evidence-based proof. It's science! The New … Continue reading Tools and Chronic Pain
If this is your season of celebration, please take a moment for your own self-care. What can you do during this potentially busy season? Self-Care list: Drink a decaffeinated cup of teaStare into space for 5-10 minutesTake a bath with the door shutListen to calming musicEat a tangerine slowlyWatch a movie that soothes and entertains … Continue reading Chronic Pain and Self-Care