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
I wrote an article about gratitude and actually put it in the menu on my page. It was one of the things my psychologist has me doing to help with mood. A gratitude journal and there is some valid science behind it helping as well. This focusing on 1 to 3 things every day you … Continue reading What are you grateful for today?
I have what you call a negative brain. Wired for negativity. I call it 'realism' and 'cynicism' but it is negative. Not about everything because I am also blessed with an awesome goofy sense of humor. But, when it comes to any scenario I go negative. And my spouse isn't wired that way at all. … Continue reading Why I need gratitude
For this poster I used an image that is a happy memory for me, to remind myself of happy memories. Because pain and negative memories are actually easier for our brain to remember. It is wired that way. It needs to remember anything that might help with survival and anything that might have traumatized us … Continue reading Gratitude journal: We tend to focus on the negative
Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude "It can be difficult to feel thankful when you live with chronic pain. Because pain may interfere with important areas of life, you may have suffered some difficult losses. Over time, you may have become more resentful and less thankful. But, if you take the time to notice, … Continue reading Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude