Does it seem like you lack the oomph to achieve long-term goals? You have motivation... just maybe not consistently or for the long haul. Aside from the obvious reasons of the pain and fatigue, the lack of motivation with chronic pain has neurological reasons, even when the pain is Managed. So even when pain is … Continue reading Does your motivational drive suffer from having chronic pain?
A positive attitude does not necessarily mean positive thinking, although that can be a factor. More, a positive attitude suggests a mental attitude can see the good things in your life and your accomplishments, instead of focusing on the the negative aspects and the failures. It is a mindset can help you see and pursue … Continue reading Can your positive attitude help you achieve lifestyle goals with chronic illness?
Yeah, 2020 was a suckfest. However, I do not survive my darkest times by focusing on all the suck there is in the moment. Because there is just a lot of sucky moments with chronic pain and chronic illness. And, frankly, focusing on the suck of that really drags me down into an abyss that … Continue reading What I was grateful for in the year 2020
Here is some of the migraine art I have made so far this year. It reminds me of a migraine poem I wrote awhile back. Shattered Blue, black, and red stars dance behind the mind Pain shatters within and breaks the world apart. What can I do but, crawl through infinity, to a new day to … Continue reading Migraine art
The less functional I became over time with chronic pain and the more I struggled at work the more useless I felt. The more of a failure as a Person I felt. The more worthless I felt. This got worse as my life shrunk because I had less usable hours to be able to function … Continue reading Disability: Fulfillment without traditional work
There are times when we are in recovery mode. As I am now. I am tapering off a medication which is flaring my vestibular symptoms. This is severely decreasing my ability to function. At the moment. So I am surviving. That is fine. It is necessary. What I question is whether we think we can … Continue reading Chronic illness: Thriving and surviving