I just finished reading the book 'Everything is F*cked: A book about hope' which was quite intriguing. By Mark Manson. There is a section on pain and suffering that was interesting to me. In regards to the fact with chronic pain we know pain and as a result we know suffering. How he talks in … Continue reading Chronic pain and an antifragile system
When we’re struggling with illness, though, our self-esteem can plummet. We may see ourselves as slow, irritable, unlovable and stuck. Research shows that maintaining positive feelings about ourselves during illness flares can improve both physical and mental well-being. Psychology Today Kristin Neff is a leading researcher on self-compassion according to Psychology Today. Neff has written, "People feel compassion for … Continue reading Chronic illness: Do I have self-compassion?
'Human' by Rag'nBone Man Lyrics I'm only human I'm only—I'm only— I'm only human, human Maybe I'm foolish Maybe I'm blind Thinking I can see through this And see what's behind Got no way to prove it So maybe I'm lying But I'm only human after all I'm only human after all Don't put your … Continue reading Chronic illness: We are only human
One thing I know about chronic illness, whether it is a bad decade or a good decade, is that life goes on. I know we all have different health conditions and are in different stages of health with those conditions. I would never make any judgments or assumptions on your life. But I can tell … Continue reading Our Chronic Pain Story: The Author Part III
Read Our Chronic Pain Story: The Plot Part I So in Part 1 I went over how I think I got about making the plot of my life story and it can be summed up by: The plot and meaning of my story was this: Life is suffering and that is all that it will … Continue reading Our Chronic Pain Story: The Theme Part II
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