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11 Ways to give yourself a mood boost

It isn't a secret that pain causes a flux in our emotions. I mean, duh. And we try to find ways to manage our moods lest they manage us. I have Major Depressive Disorder so I have to be careful when I fall into a funk. But lately, with high pain (like migraine plus high … Continue reading 11 Ways to give yourself a mood boost

Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction

 What I don't like is this 'pursuit of happiness' as an ultimate life goal. It is flawed in design. It is like utopia... it doesn't exist. You will never find it and the quest will make you dissatisfied and miserable. And yet, it is something in our culture we seem to think is perfectly normal. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction

Not miserable? You must not have pain

People living with chronic pain often experience depression and negative emotion, magnifying both the severity and ongoing nature of the pain. Although that may come as no surprise to someone who has lived with pain or other significant life stress, in fact, people also experience positive emotions in the midst of chronic pain—an idea researchers … Continue reading Not miserable? You must not have pain

Paingry: Angry, so angry but trying not to show it.

Gripping about that irritation from pain. Good thing no one is psychic from the angry little thoughts this pained brain comes up with when trying to function through the pain. People like to think pain is just a sensation. It is initiated by something and the signal travels to the brain, the brain says 'Ow … Continue reading Paingry: Angry, so angry but trying not to show it.