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
With chronic illness comes mourning and grieving. It is natural to have these feelings. I think we all do in the beginning and even later on. It just feels like who we Are isn't able to manifest fully in the world. All that potential and possibility is halted... Grieving our former selves It isn't uncommon … Continue reading Chronic Illness and grief of self
Help me, it's like the walls are caving inSometimes I feel like giving upBut I just can'tIt isn't in my bloodLaying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothingI'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me somethingI could take to ease my mind slowlyJust have a drink and you'll feel betterJust take her home and you'll feel betterKeep telling … Continue reading Chronic pain: The indestructible within
I have acceptance of my chronic pain and the life I live with it while perusing treatments that improve my well-being and quality of life. Acceptance is not for me: Stagnant. It is not giving up. Like 'Oh well, this sucks, so I guess I will just wallow in my pain-ness forever.' Believing pain is … Continue reading Chronic pain acceptance for me
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?