What am I thankful for

It is Canadian Thanksgiving day. I had it yesterday and it was awesome. But it brings to mind what you are thankful for. Why it is hard to be thankful I am having a difficult time with chronic pain Plus vertigo. I am exhausted all the time. I need at least two extended rest periods … Continue reading What am I thankful for

Why I need gratitude

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

Gratitude journal: We tend to focus on the negative

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

  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