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Chronic pain: How far you have come

I know with chronic pain we can get tired. Damn exhausted. It seems like we are in a continuous battle. Every day we wake up to a new battle. And sometimes we feel like we are not coping with the pain well. That we are not strong enough for this onslaught. I get that. I … Continue reading Chronic pain: How far you have come

Self-Image: Me vs. my Body

I am an exceptionally modest person. And I could never figure out where that Came from. I wasn't really that much when I was younger to the point I became. There are the usual woman's body image issues but mine have generally been rather healthy no matter my weight really. But I won't wear shorts. … Continue reading Self-Image: Me vs. my Body

Coronavirus: Tips on being stuck at home

Hey, people who are self-isolated, stuck at home, and don't know how long it will be for. I've been there for 3 years. I've been social distancing for far longer than that... I call it 'pacing' to conserve energy that I really do not have because I have had chronic pain for over two decades. … Continue reading Coronavirus: Tips on being stuck at home

Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction

 What I don't like is this 'pursuit of happiness' as an ultimate life goal. It is flawed in design. It is like utopia... it doesn't exist. You will never find it and the quest will make you dissatisfied and miserable. And yet, it is something in our culture we seem to think is perfectly normal. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction