It is Canadian Thanksgiving day. I had it yesterday and it was awesome. But it brings to mind what you are thankful for. Why it
How do you bounce back from downturns or chaos? Do you bounce back easily? Or do you have difficulty with it? Some minor stresses we
Chronic Voice Prompts for the Mont You can choose min 3 prompts to all prompts) Budgeting Speeding Slowing Evaluating Escaping Budgeting At one time we had
So I have been over the last week doing some Fall cleaning. The sort of cleaning that is clearing clutter before winter and getting organized.
Time for Chronic Voice’s link up party for September. I have chosen the prompts: Reconnecting Sharing Relaxing Reconnecting: A friend of mine has moved back
This is an exercise to reduce stress, improve mood, and develop acceptance with chronic illness. It is an experiment I am trying. It is something
I do think rest is vital Napping when we need to Resting when we need to Pacing activities during the day All necessary. With
We all know the Spoon Theory and it is all about usable hours. Pacing and limits. We have limited pain tolerance, limited energy, and we
I’ll start with the poem I wrote above. I wrote it about chronic pain. And I often write poetry about my experience or existence with
One of the most powerful strategies we have seen in treating pain is when we don’t allow patients to discuss their pain with anyone –
The Pain Companion, by Sarah Anne Shockey, has a few exercises to explore pain and your relationship to it. (see my review). One of those exercises
Migraine Awareness Day 23 Watch the video of Josh Groban and Brian McKnight singing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” then tell us about a time you
One of the hardest things about having a chronic illness is all the worrying about things I have absolutely no control over. Let it be.
I’m a worrier. Always have been. I overthink and worry myself restless. With chronic illness, we can have some very specific worries. I think worrying