Pursuing better well-being with Mayv and developing healthy habits

“I have been given this product as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company." I started using the Mayv app every single day to see what it would do to help improve my overall … Continue reading Pursuing better well-being with Mayv and developing healthy habits

April birthday and lifestyle changes

It is time for A Chronic Voice Link Up prompts! Prompts for April SpringingGroundingLuxuriatingDauntingSustaining Springing Spring isn't a thing here until April and sometimes even April can be 'finicky'. We just has an impressive March blizzard, for example, so that certainly was Not Spring-like. So April is a sign of Actual Spring. And while it … Continue reading April birthday and lifestyle changes

Creative pursuits and how it helps cope with chronic pain

I have used art and creativity to cope with chronic pain since I have had chronic pain. I started with journals when I was young. I went to writing fiction. Then blogging. Poetry. And then drawing and painting. It has nothing to do with being good at it. It has to do with being able … Continue reading Creative pursuits and how it helps cope with chronic pain

March spring and incorporating new coping strategies

Time for A Chronic Voice Linkup! Prompts for March: IncorporatingBreathingSmilingStoppingRelishing Something about March always tricks my brain into thinking it is Spring. Around here that is never the case. But this year it sure does feel like it. It is warm and the snow is melting. It is so nice. But it could be a … Continue reading March spring and incorporating new coping strategies

Battling chronic pain with positive psychology and cultivating character strengths

I always want to explore my psychological, mental, emotional strengths or how to develop them with chronic pain. And there is a reason behind that. I am quite aware that medication doesn't just resolve pain. In fact, it really doesn't do that much for me. I have to do a whole lot of other things … Continue reading Battling chronic pain with positive psychology and cultivating character strengths

Does your motivational drive suffer from having chronic pain?

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?