Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/well/mind/radical-acceptance-suffering.html So radical acceptance sounds like something I would say as a kid. 'Totally Radical, man'. And when I read about the concept it actually is something I haven't been shown how to do by a psychologist but rather something I have taught myself to do over the years with chronic pain. I like to … Continue reading Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness

Review: Begin Within Health Journal

I value a good health journal and prefer one that is paper-based, although this particular one also comes in a PDF version. I just find it relaxing after all the things we do these days online to just write in a journal at the end of the day. Especially when the journal is combined with … Continue reading Review: Begin Within Health Journal

Even as I push and strive, I must always pace and rest

It is time for A Chronic Voice linkup prompt post! Here are May's prompts PushingStretchingDiscipliningPreservingThanking It is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and Mental Illness Awareness Month. Both of which are important to me and I will be writing about this month. I find the more we move into more pleasant weather the more I want to … Continue reading Even as I push and strive, I must always pace and rest

Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self

With the loss of work and even before that, with the loss of self-worth, my sense of self, disintegrated and I faltered on how to repair it. I didn't for some time. I just coasted. It has only been over the last four years I have really focused on repair and restructuring that real core … Continue reading Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self

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