Writing about your pain

I have been a blogger for many, many years and I also write fantasy fiction. To me, there is something very powerful about creative writing when it comes to chronic pain management. Both when it comes to writing about my pain and when it comes to engaging in creative writing, which is fundamentally a passion … Continue reading Writing about your pain

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

Creativity and chronic illness

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 chronic pain and illness. It gets out a lot of the emotions and frustrations. Pain, invisible illness, suffering, mental illness... these things have all inspired art. Because art is a … Continue reading Creativity and chronic illness