People are getting isolated and lonely at epic levels. I believe that we are far more susceptible to this happening due to our limitations. At times we cannot even leave the house. I can't drive so I certainly do not run random errands to just get out of the house. In the last 50 years, rates of … Continue reading Epidemic of loneliness
We all have a way to measure our lives. Our values, standards, and principles. The problem is when we become chronically ill... these often do not change. Certainly not right away and it causes a lot of friction between who we Are and who we think we should Be. Think about these traits I have … Continue reading The measure we use for life
I think we all know suffering is inevitable. It is actually a function of being human. We all suffer in different ways. It is so necessary that we need it to push us to change. We use it to fuel change. We use it to solve problems. And life is just a crapton of problems. … Continue reading Chronic illness: The problem
Is chronic pain and chronic illness part of your identity and if so is that good or bad? "As long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional pain, you will unconsciously … Continue reading Is chronic pain and illness a part of your identity?
I have been chronically more than half my life not counting the joint hypermobility pain as a child. And the older I get the more I think we do not give ourselves a break. Having a disability is really getting in the way of living my best life. Isn't that how we feel? If only … Continue reading Chronic illness: Things I learned and things I know
A New Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain Newer psychological approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are guided by the premise that we cannot change the pain we’re left with, so let’s change our response to that pain. ACT was outlined in a 2014 article in the journal American Psychologist. ACT differs notably from … Continue reading Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)